‘Nawec was forced to negotiate with GTG’

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By Baba Sillah

Abdoulie Jobe, the former managing director of Nawec, yesterday revealed that his administration was asked to negotiate with Global Trading Group, GTG with regard to the Independent Power Project contract or their heads will roll.

Mr Jobe is the latest former and current directors of the national electricity company to testify before the Janneh Commission with regard to the contracts signed between the company and GTG, a foreign company owned by a Lebanese-Belgian national.

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“We were living in an abnormal time and the bid should have been opened for tender but that was not the case. We were asked to negotiate with GTG or heads will roll,” Mr Jobe who also served as Jammeh’s Trade Minister told the inquiry yesterday.

He continued to say that they could not agree on the capacity fee charged by GTG from $33.3 to $32.8 per kilo watt but later they received a letter stating $32.8 as the capacity fee, adding that the contract was a standard contract as both parties have penalties to face in case of any breach of agreement.

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