Contact Address Details:
Gambia Company Limited
(Near Westfield Junction
Serrekunda, New Jeshwang)
59 Mamadi Manjang
Tel no: +220 4398169
-170 Voice Mail
Tel no: 4398396 (Kairaba Avenue)
Tel no: 4398155
Gamcel (Gambia Telecommunications Cellular Company Limited)
was established by incorporation on the 16th November, 2000,
as a limited liability company under the company's Act of
1955. The memorandum of association underscores its main objects
clause as the provision of GSM Cellular services, selling
of mobile subscriber radio units and entry into roaming agreement
with other cellular operators around the world.
a subsidiary of Gamtel. The registered
office of this company for the purpose of 'notice' is 3 Nelson Mandela
Street, in Banjul and has a customer services branch near Westfield
Gamcel's mission is to satisfy its customers by offering a
GSM service of international standard, professional, and user-friendly
to the Gambian population. Commercial operations began on
the 25th May 2001 when the GSM network was first introduced,
replacing the obsolete analogue network (TACS). The GSM system
900MHz), which is used, is operating in over 60% of the world.
An offer for the implementation of this new network consisting
of 20 Base stations and a switching capacity of 15,000 customers
was prepared by ALCATEL, a reputable French firm in Telecommunications
and accepted by Gamtel the parent company on behalf of the
Gamcel’s initial strategy priority is urban and business areas, the
coverage of which has been successfully completed with the first
investment. The second part of their strategy is to cover the main roads
of the Gambia so that coverage will be offered to people upcountry who
have not been satisfied yet and who have expressed their need to
Gamcel customer care.
Gamcel operates 2 types of services namely: post-paid and prepaid. The
post-paid service is locally known as Ndanaan, and the prepaid as
Kumpo. About 10% of its customer base is post-paid. The Tariffs of
these two services are different. Prepaid is an upfront cash payment
of consumptions whilst post-paid is a monthly invoice of
consumption. The Prepaid, which 90% of their customers base belong to, is a ‘pay as u
go service and thus all facility charge and the customer needs to
initially provide security deposit. Customer’s are recorded and
managed in a computerized systems.
Apart from the facility of making local and international calls from
anywhere within the Gambia, roaming has been introduced. Roaming
agreements have been signed with Senegal and
Luxemburg and there are currently other countries scheduled to sign
similar agreements with Gamcel.
The roaming tariff is more lucrative for the company and Gamcel stands to benefit in
foreign exchange particularly from visitors to The Gambia, diplomats
and the business community.
the December 4 2008 it was reported in The Point newspaper
that Mrs. Fatim Badjie-Janneh, Secretary of State for Communications,
Information and Information Technology, had announced by the
Government of the Gambia to dispose of 80% ownership of Gamcel,
the country's cellular company to potential investors in and
outside the country while they maintain 20% minority stake.