The Gambia to Take over Chairmanship, Board of Governors of Regional Maritime University Based in Ghana

                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

The Gambia will take over the Chairmanship of the Board of Governors and Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University (RMU), from the Republic of Cameroon, during its 27th Board of Governors meeting scheduled for June, 2022 in Ghana.

 

                               

                                             President Adama Barrow with top officials of RMU

 

This move, is in line with the provisions of Article 9 (v) (a) and (b) of the Regional Maritime University institutional document which speak about the duration for the Chairmanship and rotational issues among member countries as follows, that Chairmanship shall be for a continuous period of two year and it shall be rotational among the Member States in alphabetical order of the names.

Furthermore,  as per  the rotational schedule, the Republic of The Gambia is now due for the Chairmanship of the Board and the role of Chancellor of the University and in consequence will chair the 2nd session, after the opening ceremony of the 27th Board of Governors meeting.

It is important to note that the Regional Maritime University, was founded by The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cameroon, with the main objective of promoting regional cooperation in the Maritime industry, focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry.

It could be recalled that the Republic of Cameroon took over the Chairmanship of the Board and role of Chancellor of the University at the 23rd Board of Governors meeting held in Yaoundé, Republic of Cameroon in March, 2020.

 

By Lamin Njie

Assistant Information Officer

Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure