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Momodou



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Posted - 12 Nov 2018 :  12:45:50  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Airport/border security tax contract signed with SECURIPORT

By Sidi Saneh
Monday, November 12, 2018


The decision by the Barrow administration to impose a $20 airport/border security tax on passengers going through Banjul International Airport has attracted immediate negative response from IATA and the tourist operators.

Read the rest here and only here:
https://sidisanneh.blogspot.com/2018/11/airportborder-security-tax-contract.html



A clear conscience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone

toubab1020



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Posted - 12 Nov 2018 :  17:45:45  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is the idea for $20 on entry and another $20 on leaving the Gambia or just $20 payable ONCE ? Reading the full Blog entry it appears to mean a total of $40 for passengers.
However it must be remembered that a terrorist threat is no respect of any country where tourists visit as history has shown.
It is also a fact that tourists visiting Gambia do enter via neighboring countries by ROAD and SEA and will therefore not be liable for this proposed taxation.
It is obvious that tourists to NEW Gambia will be put off by the proposed tax and chose to go elsewhere.
The blog states at the end that ".........In subsequent blog post, we will take an in depth look at SECURIPORT, its track record, the manner in which the contract award was handled ....."
It is well remembered that failings have been shown to exist with other contracts awarded in the recent past.


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Originally posted by Momodou

Airport/border security tax contract signed with SECURIPORT

By Sidi Saneh
Monday, November 12, 2018


The decision by the Barrow administration to impose a $20 airport/border security tax on passengers going through Banjul International Airport has attracted immediate negative response from IATA and the tourist operators.

Read the rest here and only here:
https://sidisanneh.blogspot.com/2018/11/airportborder-security-tax-contract.html





"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 12 Nov 2018 18:01:43
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Momodou



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Posted - 20 Nov 2018 :  08:29:03  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The contract signed by the Interior Minister with the Washington-based airport security firm, SECURIPORT, and co-signed by the Director General of Immigration and the Secretary to Cabinet of the Office of The President that became effective on the 21st September, 2018 is already posing additional challenges to the Barrow government.

The $20.00 airport security tax for each airline passenger traveling to and from Banjul International Airport - or $40.00 for each return ticket holder - proposed by government to go into effect next January was immediately opposed by airlines and tour operators alike. FTI, the German tour operator's letter of October 30th, 2018 addressed to the Secretary General informed government that proposed tax comes with added hidden costs of $15.00 due to VAT and rental commissions to be paid in the destination of origin, increasing the total figure to $55.00 instead of $40.00.

Read the rest here and only here:
https://sidisanneh.blogspot.com/2018/11/state-house-did-not-seek-legal-advice.html


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Momodou



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Posted - 23 Nov 2018 :  11:19:01  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"We welcome government’s decision to rescind its decision to impose an airport security on all airline passengers using BIA; a tax of that would have devastated a fragile tourism sector that is still struggling to recover from the Ebola and impasse crises."
Sidi Sanneh 23-11-2018

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