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Gambia Public Transport Corporation

Contact Address:
Banjul area head office
Kanifing Industrial Estate
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel no: 4390105
              4484946 (Brikama Terminal)
              4392501 (Kanifing Switchboard)
              4392021 (Switchboard)

Current Status:
The bus corp. is now defunct.

Background Information:
An act passed by the Banjul based parliament created the Gambia / Libya Arab Public Transport Corporation in 1976. This Act was amended during the 1987/1988 fiscal year and it brought about the establishment of the Gambia Public Transport Corporation (GPTC).

The major aims of the Corporation as prescribed by the legislation is to "operate and maintain the public transport services of The Gambia for the conveyance of passengers and goods".

The company started its operations with only one shareholder, the Gambia Government with 3 million shares. The ownership remains the same but the structure in terms of the number of shares has changed. Following the merger of the former Gambia Ferry Services Ltd with GPTC in 1993, the company's authorised share capital increased to D50 million (5 million shares at D10 per share). The objectives of the Corporation were amended to include "operating and maintaining ferry services and inland waterway transportation".

In 2001 the Ferries Division of GPTC was hived off and transferred to the Gambia Ports Authority.

Capacity Utilisation:
The current means of bus transportation the large bus with a minimum of 50 passengers used by GPTC, offers the opportunity for mass transportation over long distances. But the GPTC presently has a fleet size of 51 (fifty-one) buses only, which is approximately 50% below the minimum number required to serve current demand.

Number of Employees:
The staff complement is at present 342 at five depots stationed at Kanifing, Essau, Brikama, Farafenni, Soma and Basse Santa Su.

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