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AG Chambers to advise OP on fertilizer scandal

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By Omar Bah

President Adama Barrow has sent the file on the alleged involvement of top Agriculture officials in the reported unlawful selling of expired government fertilizer to the Attorney General for advice, the director of press and public relations at State House told journalists yesterday.
The reported scandal implicated top officials accused of colluding with a businessman to sell the fertilizer in The Gambia and Senegal.

Amie Bojang Sissoho, said the report which was compiled by the investigators, is currently being looked into by office of the Attorney General for advice “before the president takes any action on the matter.”
She however said she is not privy to information regarding any action on the issue.
“The information we have up to yesterday is that the ministry of justice is still reviewing the report that was submitted to them,” Madam Bojang said.
When asked if she meant the report is being reviewed since over 7 months ago, she responded: “I am not sure about that [but] you can follow up with them (AG Chambers) to find out why and how long the file has been with them.”

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Taneneh graveyard saga
The director of press also said a committee was set up by the VP comprising the Ministers of Interior and Lands, Supreme Islamic Council, Christian Council and it has discovered that the land is owned by Seedu Barrow.

She said the committee has pleaded with Barrow to allow the village to continue using part of the land as a graveyard, saying the committee has also promised to compensate Barrow.

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Director Sissoho said as far as the office of the president is concerned “what is happening is that the president is waiting on the ministry of justice for the TRRC to take place to ensure that everything that deals with crimes and human rights violation is addressed through the ministry of justice.”

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