The Senegalese Transport Union has restricted all trucks and lorries to and from Senegal, from crossing its Karang-Amdalai border with Gambia.
The move, according to African Press Agency (APA), is due to the high cost of crossing fees imposed on the Senegalese commercial vehicles especially trucks.
”The Senegalese trucks pay about $500 to the Gambia Ports Authority for Banjul-Barra ferry crossing,” the agency quoted a source.
Meanwhile some Gambians are calling for a quick resolve of the issue, as it may affect many construction projects in the country, because Gambia imports basalt and iron roads from Senegal most of which are transported through the aforementioned border.
However, The Gambian authorities are yet to comment on the issue, which began on Thursday.