Banjul area head office
Kanifing Industrial Estate
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: 4390105
The bus corp. is now defunct.
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
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
Number of Employees:
• The staff complement is at
present 342 at five depots stationed at Kanifing, Essau,
Brikama, Farafenni, Soma and Basse Santa Su.