Nov 11, 2013, 10:43 AM
Gambia government is in the process of putting in place a legal framework for
the smooth operation of the transport sector, a press release from Trade
ministry has stated.
In the interim, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of the Interior, Office of the Inspector General of Police, Banjul City Council and the Gambia Ports Authority have come up with the following measures which “must be adhered to until further notice”:
According to the release, the Trade ministry said it had been informed that there have been interruptions of the vehicles transporting goods by some members of transport unions.
“As a result, the Ministry wishes to inform the general public that entry into the road transport industry is free and any individual owning a roadworthy vehicle with all the necessary licenses and permits can operate transport services for goods and passengers along any route,” the release said, adding that all stakeholders ought to comply with the directive therein otherwise the due process of law will be applied.