Gambia: Government asks Ministry of Justice to lead review of Securiport contract deal

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The Gambian government has asked the country’s Attorney General and Ministry of Justice to lead the review of the much-talked-about contractual agreement signed between the Gambian government and Securiport LLC – which is to collect $20 for passengers entering and leaving the country. .

A letter sent by the Office of the President bearing the signature of Mod K. Ceesay, Chief of Staff to the President and copy to the Secretary General, Office of the President, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior, Director General , State Intelligence Service (SIS), The Director General of The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) and The Director General of The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority say: “Based on the directives received through the National Security Council, this office is writing to request the Ministry of Justice to conduct a joint review of the contract documents signed between the Government of The Gambia and Securiport LLC.”

“The Ministry of Justice should conduct the review in conjunction with the contracted party; The Gambia Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration Department, Ministry of Finance, Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, Intelligence Service of the State as constituted by the Cabinet pursuant to the letter from the Secretary to the Cabinet dated September 13, 2022.”

“The objective of the engagement is to improve the terms of the contract where possible. The review should also include the possibility of integrating the cost into the ticket, as opposed to the current practice of physical collection at the terminal from the airport,” the statement said. .

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