By Mafugi Ceesay
The Gambia Police have asked for patience from vehicle owners who paid for new number plates but are yet to receive them.
ASP Lamin Njie told The Standard that there are people who paid for number plates and are issued with receipts but have not received their plates. “The Gambia Police Force is working on modalities or arrangements to issue them with their plates. As soon as the arrangement is done the public will be notified,” he said.
The PRO’s clarification came after motorists who paid to the police for the new aluminum plates were turned back by Comfort Quality, the company which has just been awarded the contract to print them. “We call on the affected persons not to be asking the Comfort Quality for their plates but to wait for the police since it’s where they paid for their plates,” PRO Njie stated.
However, he made it clear that henceforth the the police are no more issuing number plates, noting that anyone interested should go to the Comfort Quality Services.
The new plate
Speaking further, Njie said the new plates have features which would make it difficult for anyone to forge and are more visible, and durable, adding that for these reasons the government decided to award the contract to Comfort Quality Services Limited.
He said the costs of the plates are D1020 for cars and D630 for motor bicycles while personalised plates will be sold at D5000.