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ACFA hold 2020 AGM

Dec 22, 2020, 11:23 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The Association of Clearing and Forwarding Agencies (ACFA) last Wednesday held it 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at a local hotel in Kololi.

The AGM was part of the association’s constitutional mandate at meeting its general membership and map out plans for the future.

Momodou Sowe, Secretary General of ACFA said their engagements since their previous general meeting included a validation of cleaning and forwarding agents license policy with The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA).

He added that they have submitted a-seven page report with a letter to the minister of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment as well as a proposal to prepare a regulation on shipping lines.

SG Sowe said ACFA also had issues with Maersk Gambia regarding their deposit as well as a fine for late payment of invoice.

He said after series of engagements they staged a sit down strike but later held meetings with GPA Commissioner General. They later agreed to stand down in order to give room for further negotiations, he went on.

The Commissioner General, upon their agreement, wrote to Maersk Gambia Ltd to settle all outstanding arrears and allow both systems to continue until end of December 2020.

According to him their deposits are still pending with Maersk Gambia Ltd not fulfilling the agreement.

He urged members to prepare necessary documents for registration of 2021 to avoid late submission.

Outgoing president, Sulayman Joof challenged the new executive committee to continue building good relations with partners.

Josephine Njie, commissioner of custom at GRA congratulated the association for their achievements. Njie urged the association to sign MOUs with major partners.

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