Agric Ministry Calls for Investigation, Prosecution in the Fertilizer Scandal

A day after the publication by Trumpet Newspaper about 2280 bags of Gambian farmers fertilizer been smuggled out of the country in two Malian trucks that were apprehended by security agents at Kerewan, the Ministry of Agriculture in a press release calls for investigation and prosecution of whoever is found wanti8ng in the matter.

Minister Fabureh

Below is the full report of their press release.

REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA

Ministry of Agriculture

The Quadrangle

Banjul

Tel: 4228270/4226134/Fax 4201187 e-mail info@moa.gov.gam

EA 196/01 Part V (84)

19thJuly 2021

PRESS RELEASE

Our attention has been called to an article published by The Trumpet newspaper (online) about a Malian truck intercepted with 2,280 bags of fertilizers. As a ministry, we want to make it clear to the public that the ministry of agriculture is not directly handling the sales of fertilizer in the country.

Fertilizer sales in the country is being handled directly by GGC. Thus, the ministry has nothing to do with the fertilizer intercepted in North Bank. We call on the Police and the SIS to carry out full investigation to get to the bottom of this matter and prosecute anyone found wanting in this matter.

Momodou Kanteh, Information Officer

FOR: Permanent Secretary

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