Release| Transport Fares To Increase Friday
|Omar Ceesay, Transport Union President|
By Sheriff Saidykhan
The Gambia Transport Union (GTU) has said in its recent press release that the transport fares will be increase from all the official routes across the country effective Friday, 20th January 2023.
Below reads the full statements:
“The General Transport Union wishes to inform the public that, following a series of consultations with the government through the Ministry of Transport Works and Infrastructure and relevant stakeholders has reached an agreement to increase the Transport fares for all the official routes across the country effective 20th January 2023.
The General Transport Union wishes to further inform all its members, commercial drivers, and commercial vehicle owners that, an agreement has been made between the Union, Government and other stakeholders in connection to the implementation of the routes licensing scheme within the Greater Banjul Area and West Coast Region.
In this regard, we are calling on all commercial drivers to register with the route licensing scheme and to adhere to the terms and regulations starting on 20th January 2023.
We expect all commercial drivers to pick passengers from fixed point A to B to ease transport challenges in the country.”
The pilot routes and destinations are as follows:
Banjul to Westfield (Iceman)
Banjul to Brikama (Brikama Garage)
Banjul to Bakau (Bakau Garage)
Banjul to Serrekunda (Serrekunda Garage)
Banjul to Tippa garage (Tippa Garage)
Banjul to Tabokoto (Abousey Atlas Petrol Station)
Westfield to Tabokoto (Abousey Atlas Petrol Station)
Westfield to Banjulinding ( Banjulinding junction
Westfield to Brikama (Brikama Garage)
Westfield to Coastal road (Old Yundum Garage)
Westfield to Bakau (Bakau Garage)
Tabokoto to Brikama (Brikama Garage)
Tabokoto to Coastal road (Old Yundum Garage)
Brikama to Turntable ( Turntable garage
Serrekunda to Coastal road (Old Yundum Garage)
Serrekunda to Tabokoko (Abousey Atlas Petrol Station)
Serrekunda to Brikama (Brikama Garage)
Serrekunda to Bakau (Bakau Garage)
Serrekunda to Banjulinding (Banjulinding junction)
We are urging all commercial drivers to adhere to these regulations to alleviate the constraints of charging double fares. To this effect, we call on all garage heads and garage attendants to make sure drivers pick and drop passengers to their final destinations.
Finally, the General Transport Union is committed and will continue to work with the Ministry of Transport Works and Infrastructure and The Gambia Police Force to ensure that the agreement is implemented for the benefit of all.