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Ministry Of Trade Announces Measures To Ease Livestock Importation And Sales

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Babucarr O. Joof, Minister of Trade

The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE) wishes to inform the general public that a consultative meeting with all the relevant stakeholders in the livestock sector was organised in May 2024. The objective of the meeting was to facilitate the importation and sales of livestock in preparation for the Tobaski feast.
The Ministry is calling on all national and regional livestock dealers to takenote and take advantage of the measures being implemented by government to reduce bottlenecks on theentrance and sale oframs in The Gambia thisyear.
The following will be implemented by Government to facilitate the sales of-livestock int h e country effective 3rdJune 2024:

  1. The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) will waive all import duties and domestic taxes on livestock during the period.
  2. The GPA Ferry Services will reduce the fees for ferry crossing by 50%. All livestock dealers with more than five (5) animalsare required to transport their animals in a vehicle during the ferry crossing.
  3. The Banjul City Council and the Brikama Area Council will waive all fees and taxes for livestock dealers during the period.
  4. The Kanifing Municipal Council will also waive fees and taxes for the livestock dealers except for the cleaning fees.
  5. For easy accessibility of livestock, locations have been identified as designated sales points:
    a. Brikama Area Council (BAC) designated sales points for livestock include;
  • Brikama LivestockSalesGround near the Gambia College;
    Farato, close to Jambur Junction,
    Jabang Livestock Sales Ground;
  • Sukata-Jabang Junction;
  • Sukuta Brufut Highway, next to Brusubi PoliceStation;
  • Guniur Turntable next to the cemetery.
    b. Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) designated sales points for livestock include:

Westfield at Kanifing West Park; Buffer Zone;
•Buffer Zone;

  • Kololi New Road, next to Manjai Park or Jah Oil;
  • Bakau, around GTMI/ or around independence Stadium
  • C. The Gambia livestock marketing agency (GLMA) show ground at Abuko Abattoir is available for all livestock dealers free of charge to support their sales
  • 6. The Police Force will reinforce security the period especially at the designated sales points.
  • 7. The Gambia Immigration Department will facilitate entry of the dealers into the country and where necessary will issue laissez passe free of charge to anyone from the ECOWAS Region without delay.
  • Al livestock dealers in the country must at all times have with them relevant documents
  • such as an DI card, laissez-passer, or any other form of identification for easy identification purposes.
  • The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration, and Employment therefore calls on all livestock dealers to ensure that these positive steps are reflected in the prices of livestock.
  • MOTIE takes this opportunity to thank all stakeholders for this collaboration and wishes all Gambians and residence of The Gambia a rewarding and joyful tobaski.

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