By Omar Bah
The spokesman of the Gambia Ports Authority, Yankuba Manneh has confirmed to The Standard that the ports management has contacted the police to assist them to investigate the allegations of fraud involving some staff of its Rating Unit. In February, sources at the GPA informed The Standard that some of the staff at the institution’s Rating Unit under the Traffic, Operations, and Logistics Department were allegedly duplicating receipts and making away with over D4 million per week from 2020 to 2022. This medium was also informed that after the news of the corruption was leaked, the management allegedly redeployed the staff involved to other departments. Last week, the GPA announced it has launched an investigation into the allegations.
A source also told The Standard yesterday that four staff of the Rating Unit, all of them young female employees, were reportedly questioned by the police and later released on bail. However, when contacted for comments deputy police spokesperson, Alieu Jamanka, promised to find out and revert but he never did and further attempts to him proved futile.