All eyes are on Gambia Justice Minister’s desk as he is expected to issue a legal advice for President Adama Barrow about the ‘poisonous’ fertilizer allegedly sold to Senegalese businessmen by officials at the Ministry of Agriculture.
State House Press Director Amie Bojang Sissoho finally broke silence over a scandal that has rocked the ministry of agriculture, saying President Adama Barrow has already been informed about the investigation that has been conducted on an issue that continues to generate headlines.
Amie Bojang Sissoho made this remark Wednesday during a press briefing held at State House as the Gambian leader is awaiting a legal advice from the Justice Minister.
The news about the scandal surrounding the expired fertilizer was broke out Tuesdayby Gambia’s news site kerr-fatou.com, putting the spotlight on the Ministry of Agriculture.
Also an investigation by Kerr-Fatou revealed that 9,500 tons spoilt fertilizer were acquired by Gambia in 2009.
The Presidency’ spokesperson reiterated President Barrow’s commitment to not interfere with the judiciary.
She then added that the Justice Ministry is reviewing the investigation report.
” He will wait for the report before taking any decision,” said.
Written by Abdoulie JOHN
Editors note: We have interviewed Justice Minister Tambadou on the matter. The story will be published sometime later.
From: Freedom Newspaper