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Contact Address Details:

Banjul area HQ
Kanifing Institutional Layout
Bertil Harding Highway
PO Box 2640 Serrekunda
The Gambia
West Africa

Tel no: +220  4375343 (Switchboard)
                      4375341, 4375340
Fax:               4375344



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The Gambia Agency for Management of Public Works (Gamworks) is a non-governmental, public works construction institution, dedicated to providing vital public infrastructure and services, creating employment and building local capacity through public sector infrastructural improvements and private sector development.

The overall aim is to reduce poverty in The Gambia. This is achieved through the management of construction works and the rehabilitation of public infrastructure, providing technical assistance and training and implementing of the Technical Studies Programme.

Ownership & Management:
Gamworks has a joint representative structure through organisational membership by the Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, Bar Association, National Youth Council, Chamber of Commerce, and (GALGA) Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities.

Representatives from each of the above organisations make up the Board of Directors which formulates rules and regulations for Gamworks as well as having a supervisory role. As for the daily workings this is vested in a management group whose head is the Director General (Ebrima Cham). He is supported by 3 executive staff i.e. administrative, technical and financial directors.

Beneficiary Communities:
Metropolitan populations via funding of the various government agencies, LGAs and municipal authorities, local community organisations.

The other beneficiaries under the training initiatives are private and public employees and management.

Funding Agencies & Projects:
The Government of The Gambia supported by the World Bank - IDA, the OPEC Fund For International Development and the African Development Bank have entrusted Gamworks (both as an implementing agency and contract manager) with the implementation of the following civil projects which are partly funded by the Government and the funding agencies named below:

Education 3.
  African Development Bank (ADB)
Community Skills Improvement Project (CSIP).
  African Development Bank
Gambia Investment Promotion and Free Zones Agency.
HIV/Aids Rapid Response Project (HARP).
Participatory Health, Population and Nutrition (PHPNP).
Poverty Alleviation and Capacity Building Project (PACABP).
  Funding: World Bank, & beneficiaries.
Second Public Works Project.
  OPEC & beneficiaries
Third Education Sector Project (TESP).

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