The Gambia will take over the Chairmanship of the Board of Governors and Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University (RMU), based in Ghana, from the Republic of Cameroon, during its 27th Board of Governors meeting scheduled for June, 2022 in Ghana.
This move, is in line with the provisions of Article 9 (v) (a) and (b) of the Regional Maritime University Institutional document which speak about the duration for the Chairmanship and rotational issues among member countries as follows, that Chairmanship shall be for a continuous period of two years and it shall be rotational among the Member States in alphabetical order of the names.
Furthermore, as per the rotational schedule, the Republic of The Gambia is now due for the Chairmanship of the Board and the role of Chancellor of the University and in consequence will chair the 2nd session, after the opening ceremony of the 27th Board of Governors’ meeting.
It is important to note that the Regional Maritime University was founded by The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cameroon, with the main objective of promoting regional cooperation in the Maritime industry, focus on training to ensure sustainable growth and development of the industry.
It could be recalled that the Republic of Cameroon took over the Chairmanship of the Board and role of Chancellor of the University at the 23rd Board of Governors meeting held in Yaoundé, Republic of Cameroon in March, 2020.
By Lamin Njie
Assistant Information Officer
Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure