The Department of Posts has a long, rich, and proud history, dating back almost 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 traveling Post Office boat.
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 new entity. In July of the same year, a Board of Directors was constituted under the chairmanship of Mr. Gibi Chorr.
Others members are:
Mrs. Fatou Sinyan - Mergan - Vice Chair
Alh. K. M. A. Jallow
Alieu Momar Njai