The Gambia Ports Authority today (20 May) paid a whopping 95 million dalasis dividend to the Gambia Government for the year ended of 2020. 

The cheque was presented to the new Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Seedy Keita in Banjul.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony of the cheque, Demba Gaye, vice chairperson of Gambia Ports Authority’s Board of Directors, said: “the Authority is pleased to pay dividend for three consecutive times on incremental basis under the leadership of the present Board and Management.

“For the year ended 2018, D20 million was paid; D50 million and D95 million for 2019 and 2020 respectively,” he said.

According to him, the dividend payment is in fulfilment of the Authority’s obligation to the government. 

He equally highlighted the infrastructural challenges that require government support.

The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Seedy Keita, commended the board and the Management of GPA for what he called “a stellar performance.”

He assured the government’s renewed commitment to improving the service delivery of all Public Enterprises while encouraging the GPA to do so.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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