About Us

The Ministry of Works, Construction and Infrastructure (MOWTI)

The Ministry of Works, Construction and Infrastructure are primarily involved in public building works as well as all forms of transport such as road, maritime and air transport infrastructural development in The Gambia.

Mission Statement

“To ensure the maintenance of the highest standards of architectural designs and construction of public buildings and to provide an effective and efficient transportation system to facilitate the movements of goods and persons by air, water and land, as well as provide quality advisory and support services to other Government Ministries and Agencies.”

Core Values

Against the background of our vision, which is aimed at being achieved through our purpose as detailed in our mission statement, the MOTWI is committed to the highest standards of achievement obtainable through dedication, skill and hard work. It is committed to providing effective and efficient public infrastructure and services, through dedication and hard work.

As such, the core values by which the Ministry of Transport, Works, and Infrastructure shall accomplish its strategic vision include:

MOTWI must adhere to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character and honesty. Staff must maintain high standards of personal and professional conduct and always act in the public interest.

Staffs are expected to demonstrate high levels of professional competence and support one another. This calls for competence and mastery of one’s field of specialisation. The staff therefore has a sole responsibility to upgrade and develop themselves, through programmes of continuing professional and personal development.

Accessibility and affordability of quality services at point of demand especially for poor and vulnerable communities, irrespective of political, national, ethnic or religious affiliations.

The MOTWI actively encourages staff to make known their views and opinions both on individual tasks and on the management and organisation of the office as a whole. The ministry is transparent in its financial transactions, and gives open and honest feedback and advice.

Staff are not discriminated against on the grounds of ethnicity, race, disability, religion, health, age, gender or marital status. The ministry promotes fairness and equality in recruitment and career progression. In essence promotion and other benefits are earned through merit.

The ministry strives to ensure that its staffs are proud of being associated with it. All staffs are therefore expected to carry this pride along at all times so as to transmit confidence to the general public.

Community participation; active involvement of the private sector, NGOs, local government authorities and civil society.

All staff are to be transparent in all their transactions especially those on financial matters be it with colleagues or external customers. In this way we can earn the trust of those we do business with.

Every employee must be accountable for whatever is under his/her mandate; be it other staff, performance, resources etc.

Attractive service conditions (package); job satisfaction to encourage a net inflow of skills.

MEET OUR TEAM

Bai Lamin Jobe

Bai Lamin Jobe

Minister
Mariama Ndure Njie

Mariama Ndure Njie

Permanent Secretary
Louis Moses Mendy

Louis Moses Mendy

Deputy Permanent Secretary - Admin
Alpha Jallow

Alpha Jallow

ICT Specialist
Suntu Jabang

Suntu Jabang

Head of Records Office

Our Vision is to provide best public and private sector service delivery across the subregion.

To support the socio-economic development of the country by assisting in the improvement of the living standards of the Gambian population, through realization of an effective, efficient, safe and fully integrated transport system and public works infrastructure which are responsive to the socio-economic needs of the public

For The Gambia, the legal basis and regulations pertaining to transport are summarized in the publication ‘The Laws of the Gambia’ which collated the relevant laws in the area of transport following the Law Revision Act of 1990; particularly Section 24 of the document that covers matters of relevance to the sector. The MOTWI is responsible for setting the overall policy objective and strategic role for the sector and as well as oversight of the performance of the institutions under its mandate, including the regulatory and operator institutions in the Transport sector. While enforcement is a major concern; some of the existing regulations are not adequate, not sufficiently comprehensive or in some cases outdated to meet current realities of the sector.