By Lamin Cham
The Standard has been reliably informed that the farmers whose groundnuts were bought on credit have been finally paid.
A secco manager contacted The Standard yesterday to report that he has paid over D2milion owned to farmers at his secco alone.
“We are now thinking of additional money to buy the remaining groundnut coming to the seccos before the season closes on February 10. That is the new challenge now but all monies owed to the farmers have been paid,” he told The Standard.
Two weeks ago President Barrow’s office intervened by injecting D396 million dalasis from the Central Bank to pay the farmers for groundnuts brought at the seccos.