Gambia: Securiport Denies Payment Increment


Securiport has said that civil aviation and border safety charge on the Banjul Worldwide Airport “stays unchanged”.

The US-based firm’s assertion got here following a press launch issued on Wednesday by the Ministry of Inside that that they had not given Securiport the approval to extend its airport charge.

The assertion issued yesterday by the corporate reads: “Securiport wish to reassure the Ministry of Inside and the general public that there was no improve within the Civil Aviation and Border safety charge on the Banjul Worldwide Airport. We might additionally like to emphasise that the charge, as agreed upon within the contract, stays at US$20 and that the change in native foreign money is because of the foreign money change fee.

“At present, the change fee stands at D1,200 for $20, versus the earlier fee of D1,000 which is now $16.70. The D1,000 was collected when the change fee was equal to $20. Whether or not in native foreign money or international foreign money, the contract stipulates $20 for the Civil Aviation and Safety charge.”

The corporate additional defined that the foreign money change fee for these paying in international foreign money (US {Dollars} and Euro) must be equal to the quantity of US$20.

Securiport regrets the confusion that the ‘miscommunication’ has created, saying they’re dedicated to their partnership with the Gambia authorities. The corporate additional re-emphasized: “We have now not elevated the Civil Aviation and Border Safety charge above the agreed $20.

“We proceed to work with the Authorities of The Gambia to resolve the difficulty of the charges to lastly be included within the ticket worth. We perceive the significance of sustaining transparency and equity in our operations, and to that finish, we’re dedicated to partaking in thorough discussions with the Ministry of Inside to promptly rectify this miscommunication.”

Securiport reaffirmed its dedication to sustaining a powerful and accountable partnership with the Gambia authorities.

Whereas upholding its contractual obligations, the corporate vows to proceed working diligently to make sure the safety and security of travellers arriving at and departing from Banjul Worldwide Airport.

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