Apr 9, 2010, 1:36 PM
Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) on Friday commissioned eight trailers worth 51
million dalasis for better service delivery to its customers.
Speaking at the event, the deputy director of Traffic Operation and Logistics, Lamin Touray, said that the coming of the trailers will reduce the congestion that the GPA is facing.
Mr. Touray commended the GPA management for responding to the operational demand in order to deliver the best service to their customers.
Anthony Kujabi, the deputy director of Technical Services at the GPA, said that their department is responsible for maintaining the service of the equipment, while assuring that the department will follow the manufacturer recommendation in terms of maintenance and services.
Ousainou Jobe, the acting director at the Technical Services, stated that it’s important to know that the GPA must function and for that to happen, the needed equipment and infrastructures must be in place.
Mr. Jobe added that the Banjul port is the only functioning port that The Gambia has, stating that the demand is very high. He thus assured Gambians that the port will continue to do its utmost to render better services to customers across the country.
Bakary Gibbs, a customer, stated that The Gambia Ports Authority is moving in a right direction, noting that the Customer Department is making sure that trade is facilitated between GPA and its partners.
He said that the equipment is vital because without them, the operation will be slow and that will affect the operations of the GPA.