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


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.

Professional Excellence

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.

Open Communication

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.

Staff Retention

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