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Gambia: The River Gambia and River Transportation – Panacea for Accelerated Socio Economic Transformation

Sumary of Gambia: The River Gambia and River Transportation – Panacea for Accelerated Socio Economic Transformation:

  • SaHel Knowledge Campus (MindWorks) Think Tank of Eminent Experts The socio-economic potential of The Gambia can be harnessed if and only if we progressively and sustainably implement the Vision &
  • Mission as postulated in our National Development Plan and the sector policy strategies in a holistic manner.
  • There is no gain saying the undeniable fact that The Gambia has elaborated some of the most pioneering and game changing economic development blueprints, regrettably, we are affected by a syndrome I normally refer to as “Policy Inconsistencies and Contradictions.
  • The Economic Blueprint of The Gambia according to the NDP has eight strategic priorities and strategic priority 5 reads: “Building our infrastructure and restoring energy services to power our economy (Energy, Transport and Public Works).
  • The opening up of Banjul Barra Ferry operations from a monopoly position to a liberalised economic environment and regulated under the PURA and GMA respective Acts.
  • Ensure that all modes pay equitably for facilities and services and their maintenance, and that no hidden subsidies be made available to any transport modes Review, and revise as necessary, regulations concerning overloading of vehicles and re-introduce the use of weigh bridges to control overloading of lorries.

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