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GTFAIWU president vows to reform transport system

May 20, 2020, 12:28 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Pa Jabel Faal, the newly selected interim president of The Gambia Transport, Food, Agriculture and Industrial Workers Union (GTFAIWU) has said that he would do everything within his limits to reform the transport system in this country. However, he was quick to add that it can be possible only if he get support from union members.

Faal made this statement during an interview with journalists on Monday at the Office of The Gambia Trade Union Bureau (GAMTUM).

He said the reason for changing the former executive committee is because they failed to do what was expected from them, adding that the whole system was not moving in the right direction.

He added that the former executive committee had really taken the whole system back, which prompted members to call for a meeting and change the old executive for an interim committee, which would oversee the affairs of the union until congress.

“My next plan is to meet the authorities to inform them of the new interim committee and discuss plans, while seeking their support for proper implementation of those plans.”

Omar Tourary, vice president of the interim select committee of The Gambia Transport Food Agriculture and Industrial Workers Union and also the branch manager at the Sand Mining, said the formation of the interim committee was about reforming the transport system sector to a high standard.

“We have seen how other countries operate and we also want to be at that level. Today, when you look into the transport sector, you feel sad about the whole thing.

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