About Us

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MOTWI).

The Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure is committed to providing a professional and quality service to the people of The Gambia and shall be innovative in meeting the challenges and demands place upon it.

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.


Bai Lamin Jobe

Bai Lamin Jobe



Permanent Secretary

The Permanent Secretary is the head of the  Administration which

  • Provides general administrative and management services to ensure the effective functioning of the Ministry.
  • Provides the Ministry with advice on the formulation of relevant policies as it relates to the Cadre and ensures that those policies and documented and communicated to executing agencies.
  • Ensure policy implementation and provides feed-back to the Ministry on the impact/effects of formulated policies for possible review.


Duties and Responsibilities  of the Permanent Secretary:

  • Principal adviser to the Minister on Policy and Management Issues
  • Supervise and coordinate the implementation of Policies and administrative matters
  • Preparation of Cabinet Memorandum for the Minister
  • Keeps the Minister Informed on the happenings in the Ministry especially on important issues that may have bearing on policies or plans
  • Interprets Policies and prepares press releases on Government policies
  • Sets/ monitors performance targets for staff and prepares the ministry’s performance reports in accordance with plans and policies
  • Serves as an accounting officer for all votes in his/her ministry
  • Co-ordinates the work of the departments under his/her ministry.
Louis Moses Mendy

Louis Moses Mendy

Deputy Permanent Secretary - Admin

The Deputy Permanent Secretary

Duteis and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development, implementation and review of policies of the Ministry.
  • Assists in the development of new policies that require original thought, imaginative approaches and development of new concepts.
  • Undertakes tasks delegated by the Permanent Secretary.
  • Oversees Administrative activities delegated by the Permanent Secretary to ensure the smooth operation of the Ministry.
  • Preparation and co-ordination of budgets.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Permanent Secretary.


Deputy Permanent Secretary Technical


Director of Planning

The  Planning Directorate  functions  include:

  1. Advice the Ministry on the formulation of national and sectoral plans and ensures planning feasibility, viability and the efficient use of resources in the various operations.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As Head of Directorate, he is responsible for the overall coordination and control of the planning function of the Directorate including the professional conduct, supervision and development of the staff.
  • Set and monitor performance targets for staff within the Unit.
  • Responsible for the coordination of planning functions of the Directorate and supervision of staff in their duties.
  • Supervise staff to undertake special duties on planning issues and also ensure that the Department functions effectively and efficiently to attain its mandate.
  • Serve as chief policy adviser to the Permanent Secretary on the mandate of the Directorate.


Director of Technical Services

The Director of Technical Services is the head of the Directorate supervising three cadres which are under his purview viz a viz ARCHITECTURAL CADRE, ENGINEERING CADRE and BUILDING CADRE.

Duties and Responsibilities of Director of Technical Services:

  • As head of the department, the DTS is the chief policy/technical adviser to the Ministry in his or her area of specialization.
  • He/ She is responsible for reviewing designs done by staff under him as well as designs from other institutions.
  • The director is responsible for the preparation of budgets and plans and the setting up and monitoring of performance targets for senior staff who work directly under him/her.
  • He/she develops/implements capacity building plans for staff and ensures that they adhere to the ethics of the civil service and the engineering profession.



Functions of the Architectural Cadre include:

  • Help in formulating policies and the management of architectural resources.
  • Coordination/implementation and evaluation of all architectural programs and activities.
  • Provide advice and training to non-professional staff within the architectural cadre.
  • Responsible for preparing complex drawings from architectural designs and sketches.
  • Responsible for carrying out surveys for existing buildings and for record keeping.
  • Assist in reviewing of designs from other institutions.



Functions of Engineering Cadre include:

  • Provide engineering advice/services to the Ministry.
  • Coordinate/facilitate/manage
  • the design and the supervision of the construction of all engineering-based work under the Ministry’s purview.
  • Support the professional group in engineering designs, installation, testing, maintenance and repairs.
  • Assist in reviewing of engineering designs from other institutions.


Functions of the building cadre include:

  • Formulation of policies on the management of artesian resources.
  • Coordination/implementation and evaluation artesian programs and activities.
  • Providing advice and training to non-professional staff within the artesian cadre.
  • Responsible for preparing complex drawings from artesian drawings and sketch drawing in consultation with the planning and design division.
  • Responsible for the day to day execution of services. E.g. plumbing, carpentry, refrigeration, air-conditioning and masonry of all government buildings.


Senior ICT Officer


Functions of the ICT Unit include:

  • Coordinate ICT activities, program and project implementation, ICT professional networking within the Ministry or department.
  • Advice and help in managing and maintaining all the electronic operating systems, procurement of ICT equipment and software.
  • Assist and advice the Ministry on ICT policies and ensuring their implementation.
  • Participate in the formulation and updating of the National ICT Strategic Plan and its related activities.
  • Assist/support in the efficient implementation of e-government strategies and action plan as well as the NICI plan, policies and strategies. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Database Design and Implementation
  • System Design
  • System Development and Implementation
  • System Analysis
  • Network Design and Implementation
  • Ensuring Quality Assurance
  • Training of ICT Officers


To provide effective, efficient and safe world Transport and Public Works Infrastructure in order to meet the need of the Public

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

The Ministry of Transport Works and Infrastructure 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 and Infrastructure sector.

Regulatory and Operator Institutions under the Ministry of Transport are:

  1.  Gambia Ports Authority
  2. Gambia Civil Aviation Authority
  3. Gambia International Airline
  4. Gambia Maritime Authority
  5.  National Roads Authority