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‘$35million Taiwan loan not in assembly records’

By Baba Sillah

The clerk of the National Assembly has told the Janneh Commission that there are no records to indicate that the Assembly had received the much talked about $35million loan agreement between the then AFPRC junta and China on Taiwan.

Appearing before the inquiry for the second time yesterday, Dodou CM Kebbeh said he went through the files of the House but he could not find the ratified loan agreement as claimed by scores of witnesses who testified before the inquiry.

According to him, after every sitting of the parliament, all resolutions would be forwarded to the solicitor general but there is no record to indicate when the National Assembly received the said loan agreement from the Ministry of Finance for ratification.

He further disclosed that whenever ratifications take place, it must be in the records of the National Assembly.
Mr Kebbeh was however asked by the Commission Counsel, Amie Bensouda to find out from the records when actually the assembly started sitting in 1997.

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