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National Transport Association Declares Increase in Fares

Jul 7, 2008, 6:31 AM | Article By: By Baboucarr Senghore

The Gambia National Transport Control Association (GNTCA) has announced a new tariff in the prices of taxi fares throughout the country.

The new tariff, which is expected to take effect today Monday, follows a recent press release by the government of The Gambia announcing the increase in the pump prices of Super Petrol, Gas Oil and Kerosene.

According to Sheriff Dibba, Secretary General of the Transport Control Association, taxi fares within the city of Banjul have now been increased to D6. The Banjul-Serekunda, Banjul-Tallinding and Banjul-Buffer Zone stretches are now D8 while any spot immediately after the Buffer Zone is D10.

"Westfield-Tabokoto remains D5 for both vans and town taxis. Westfield-Banjul also remains D6 but Banjul-Bakau, which was D6, has now been increased to D8.

"Banjul-Brikama, which was D15, has now been increased to D17," Mr Dibba said, adding that Serrekunda-Bakau, which was D5, has now been increased to D6.

In the same vein Serrekunda-Lamin, all the way towards Banjulinding, that used to be D5 per passenger, is now increased to D6, he said.

The National Transport Control Association went further to explain that the new tariffs from Serrekunda to Brikama, which was D10, has now been adjusted to D12. Serrekunda-Gunjur, which was D15, is now D18. Serrekunda-Tujereng, hitherto D10, has now been increased to D12.

Mr. Dibba added that the Banjul-Basse fare of D200 has now been increased to D220 while that of Banjul-Bansang, formerly D175, now becomes D195. The Banjul-Soma fare is increased from D80 to D100.

"Barra-Kerewan, which was D30, has now been increased to D33. Barra-Amdallai, which was D20, has now been increased to D23. Barra-Farafenni, which was D70, is now D75," Mr. Dibba explained.