The Banjul based Ministry of Trade & Employment (MOTIE)
is divided into the Labour Department, Indigenous Business
Advisory Services (IBAS), Standards and Consumer Protection
Bureau (SCPB) in The Gambia.
MOTIE is responsible for establishing the appropriate setting for
private sector development, improved economic growth, trade promotion,
and a reduction in poverty. This responsibility is implemented by the
creation and application of trade policy and programmes for the growth
of trade and execution of policies that will promote commercial
production to expand export trade, and the preparation of employment
policies, programmes and strategies for the private sector in Gambia.
• Permanent Secretary
• Deputy Permanent Secretary for Admin and Finance
• Deputy Permanent Secretary for Technical
• Principal Assistant Secretary
"Facilitate trade and promote labour-intensive
employment initiatives by leveraging our resources and forging strong
partnerships with the private sector for the transformation of The
Gambia into a trading, export-oriented nation, thriving on free market
policies and well-integrated into the multilateral trading system."