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…Such other public utilities as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the appropriate Secretary of State, may prescribe by an Order published in the Gazette.

The PURA Act establishes PURA as a multi sector regulator and the government trhough the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs may bring any sector under PURA’s mandate. The sectors currently approved for regulation by PURA according to the schedule to the Act include

  • Telecommunications and broadcasting
  • Electricity
  • Water and Sewerage
  • Transport
  • Such other public utilities as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the appropriate Secretary of State, may prescribe by an Order published in the Gazette.
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Telecommunications & Broadcasting

In October 2008 PURA issued the first of a two-phased regulatory intervention to reduce interconnection rates, with the second phase applicable in April 2009.

Water & Sewerage

As such regulation of water services provided by NAWEC fall under the mandate of PURA as specified in the PURA Act of 2001.

Electricity

The regulation of the electricity sector falls under the purview of PURA. Following the approval of the National Energy Policy in 2005, and the enactment of the Electricity Act, the electricity sector in The Gambia has seen significant improvements.

Transportation

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