The Management of Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) and stakeholders of Muslim Senior Secondary School, have concluded a negotiation arrangement for the relocation of the School to Brusubi Phase 2, at their final meeting marking the signing of the settlement agreement held on Tuesday 19th July 2022, in Banjul.
The stakeholders at the meeting were the School Management, Banjul Committee of Muslim Elders, Banjul Muslim Association and the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE).
The settlement agreement was signed by GPA Managing Director Ousman M. Jobarteh and Babou Mbye, Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Muslim Senior Secondary School and witnessed by Adama Jimba Jobe, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Basic Secondary Education, on behalf of his Permanent Secretary Louis Moses Mendy.
Speaking at the end of the meeting, GPA Managing Director Ousman Jobarteh thanked all stakeholders for their acceptance to relocate the School and cede the property to the GPA for port expansion. MD Jobarteh said this speaks volume of the stakeholders’ patriotism as the port expansion project is in the best interest of The Gambia.
On behalf of the School authorities, Board Chairperson Babou Mbye hailed GPA Management for the elaborate and progressive engagements that resulted in the relocation of the School to a whole new environment. He expressed optimism that with this arrangement in place, the School will work towards regaining its lost glory and build on the gains registered.
Other speakers included the Principal of Muslim SSS, Lamin K. Marong and DPS Adama Jimba Jobe, who both echoed similar remarks by noting that the School will continue to serve its quota to nation building in its new location.
Officials from all parties also expressed appreciation to the President of the Republic for the continued support and advice for the possible relocation of the School, his alma mater.