Gambia: National Transport Union Members Resist Senegalese Exploitation

National transport Union members resist Senegalese exploitation.

Almost a hundred truck drivers, convergered at Sarro, near Denton bridge to say no to what they deemed ” Senegalese exploitation and manipulation, following the imposing of an exorbitant tariff for trucks that passes through the new weight bridge, owned and managed by Afrique Pasage, a Senegalese company, that claimed to have executive powers to operate in the Gambia, from the presidency.

The Police Assistant Inspector General for operations, Landing Bojang was seen at the said venue, appealing to drivers to disperse and go about their lawful business, after many converge with trucks parked along the Banjul highway, which caused some traffic obstruction, between the hours of 4 to 6 on Tuesday.

At the scene, the deputy permanent secretary, technical at the ministry of Transport, works & Infrastructure, one Mr. Jammeh was booed by drivers, who claimed that the said ministry was behind the weight bridge, which is geared towards exploiting innocent drivers, who lives from hand to mouth.

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After an indoor meeting between security personnel and Transport Union members and officials of the Senegalese company, the drivers dispersed as the president of the national transport Union, Mr. Omar Ceesay advised drivers to be patient and allow officials to dialogue with them, so that the standoff will be amicably solved, without any chaos.

Freedom Newspaper

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