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Living up to its task

Jun 12, 2015, 10:57 AM

The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) has again ensured that its ferries are up and running, after one of them had a breakdown recently.

Getting back both ferries operational as soon as possible to effectively cover the Banjul-Barra crossing point shows that the GPA management, particular the Ferry Department, has continued to work arduously to serve the public through the bouquet of services under its purview.

We would like to express our appreciation of GPA for working round the clock to meet the expectations of the Gambian public.

It is a fact that it takes a lot to manage the operation of ferry services, more so considering that there are only two functional ones and are machines which can have engine problem or a breakdown at any point in time.

The GPA has been trying to live up to expectations, despite the fact that it is facing challenges, the ports management said.

The GPA under the leadership of its new managing director recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Guinea Bissau Ports Authority, as it has signed a lot of such cooperation pacts with other ports authorities, to continually improve services rendered at the port for the good of the nation.

The ports is also looking at international trade as one of the things to be improved on to make the port one of the most productive and efficient national assets in the sub-region.

The GPA really deserves commendation for its development-oriented undertakings geared towards serving the nation and living up to its task.

The development of the ports needs not to be over emphasised as it serves as a catalyst for national development,

We would, however, like to call on the ports’ authorities to continue to open their doors to the media and let us get timely update of developments taking place at the ports.

It is a fact that communication creates whilst silence destroys; so public information flow is quite essential for better understanding and reasonable thoughts.

Keep it up GPA!

“Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be...”

Og Mandino

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