BORDER CONFLICT, A PROBLEM BETWEEN GAMBIA GOVERNMENT AND TRANSPORT UNIONS IN SENEGAL OR A CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO STATES?

What we have discovered so far is that the ferry crossing claimed that there is no increment in tariff. However, the Senegalese road transport union leaders are claiming a prohibitive tariff increase of 400,000 francs CFA (more than D28,000) which is said to be levied at the border.

We are yet to see any executive order or publication from the Gambia Government to this effect. It is urgent for the Government to come up with a press release on this issue.

As it stands, the business community in both the Gambia and Senegal are the casualties. They will lose millions of dalasi if immediate action is not taken to address the situation.

The government should be racing against time if it is interested in salvaging the re-export trade.