GPA, GRA top officials visit new identified depot in Banjul

Feb 15, 2021, 12:56 PM

Top officials of both Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) and Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday visited a newly identified facility depot along Bund Road in Banjul.

The purpose of the visit was to have first-hand information on the level of work at the site and see what should be done to finish the work soon.

Speaking at the site, managing director of GPA, Ousman Jobarteh, said the place is designed for easy handling of cargos and transit of containers as well reduce the volume of congested cargos at the main port.

He also disclosed that the newly located place is hired by GPA at a cost of D5 million per year. The place is a private business owned, he added.

He said there is no doubt that this new relocation would yield dividend in ensuring easy and smooth operations of their work at the Port.

Mr. Jobarteh thanked the management of GRA for their recommendation as whatever they put into the facility is based on the recommendation of the customers.

Also speaking during the visit to the site, Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe of GRA expressed appreciation with the level of work he had seen at the site.

He assured GRA will be more than willing to work in partnership with GPA to implement the project, saying it would greatly support the smooth operation of the port and ensure free and easy handling of cargos and containers at the port.

He said the place has a better and wider space to operate. He equally hailed the management of Port for the partnership to ensure smooth and effective operation at the port.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
TennJangu, a Well of the Parish in Barra
Jul 6, 2020, 11:47 AM

One of the historic and significant wells in Destination Gambia is Well of the Parish known as ‘TennJangu’ in Barra community. The TennJangu well, according to erudite historian, Hassoum Ceesay, has the potency of curing some diseases.

destroyed house
2 villages clash, 3 compounds burnt as 20 arrested
Aug 13, 2020, 12:03 PM

A serious clash that erupted on Tuesday 11 August between two neighbouring villages in the Naimina West District of the Central River Region (CRR) has left 20 people arrested and several others injured. At least three compounds from the other community (Fula) were reportedly set on fire; The Point has been reliably informed.

Mambury Njie
Gambia’s economic growth records negative figure for the first time in 9 years
Dec 9, 2020, 12:45 PM

The Gambia has recorded the lowest economic growth of -1.5 in years, thanks to the impacts of novel coronavirus, according to Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Mambury Njie during the recent budget speech at the parliament.