About Gambia Postal Service Corporation 


 

 

The Department of Post has a long, rich and proud history, dating back more than 150 years to 1858 when the British introduced international postal services in The Gambia. Domestic mail services started in 1922, with the introduction of the Prince of Wales, the travelling post office boat.

During colonial administration, the Departments of Post and Telecommunications, Customs and Treasury provided the postal services, which were all headed by the Receiver General.

When The Gambianisation of the civil service began, the three units were separated into autonomous departments and the Department of Post and Telecommunications was given its own Department head.

The Department of Post was created in 1976, when the former department of Posts and Telecommunications, which was responsible for both domestic postal and telecommunications services, was split into two separate departments.

In 1984, The Government commissioned a study on the creation of an autonomous postal service. The outcome of the study showed that the time was not right for the postal service to change its status. An update of the study was carried out in 2004/5 which showed the post could be a viable entity if the right structures are put in place. The recommendation was accepted by Government culminating in the passage of Gambia Postal Services Corporation (GAMPOST) Act by the National Assembly in December 2005.

January to June 2006 was a transition period for this new entity. In July of the same year, a Board of Directors was constituted.

In the same vein, GAMPOST launched this web site (http://www.gampost.gm) to provide our customers, potential customers and partners around the world with improved services.

 GAMPOST also developed a data base along with an online inquiries handling system to facilitate the handling of inquiries about mail and packages processed.

GAMPOST was established to provide accessible, affordable and reliable postal and financial services to all Gambians wherever they reside. It accomplishes this purpose through a network of fifteen (15) Post Offices across the country.

Digitization and growing competition has resulted in the erosion of GAMPOST’s market share. To this effect, GAMPOST has decided to spread its tentacles from just mail services to courier, financial and philately. Contrary to the widely held view that GAMPOST is mandated by law to be the only entity that can handle and deliver items less than 2kg in weight, both within the country and between the country and the rest of the world, the law as it stands does not categorically bar other private operators to venture into this market. This further narrows down the market share of GAMPOST. The Establishment however has the monopoly to offer post office letter box service and issuance of postage stamps.

Mail & Parcel Deliveries

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Your Office Boxes 

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Parcel & Mails

  • Domestic Mails
  • International Mails
  • Trace Your Mails
  • Buy Your Stamps/Philately

Financial Services

 

  • Money Transfer
  • PMT
  • Western Union
  • Ria Money Gram 

Find Us At

3 Liberation Avenue

Banjul, The Gambia

West Africa 

Tel: +220 3660230

               3660239

Email: info@gampost.gm