The ceremony took place in the presence of, among others, senior government officials and members of the association.
Kutubo Mboob, secretary general of the Gambia Car Dealership Association (GCDA), said the association is made up of all car dealerships in the country who aim to have one voice.
He said the initiative was to help members and the government do their job. According to him, the association will enable the country to have suitable and qualified car dealerships and therefore appealed to the government to support the association.
“As part of the inauguration, the association donated an ambulance to the Mobile Circulation Unit as well as second-hand clothes and other commodities to the Tanka Tanka Psychiatric Hospital.
Yankuba Darboe, Commissioner General of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), thanked the members of the association for coming up with such an important initiative and assured them of the support of the GRA.
Mr Darboe said: ‘It’s good that you have something like this. It will now solve the problem that we used to have either at the border or at the seaport.
Binta Jallow, Deputy Mayor of Kanifing City Council, called the initiative “very good”. She added that there are many places in the municipality where cars are sold and people complain about them. “The coming of the association is a good thing”.