In recent weeks, disturbing reports have emerged about an alleged $5 million dollars fertilizer tender process scandal at the Ministry of Agriculture, FREEDOM NEWSPAPER HAS BEEN RELIABLY INFORMED. It has been alleged that the previous tender process, which was won by other unnamed parties had been cancelled. The cancellation was as a result of a serious dispute over the tendering process amid alleged reports of outside interference. Parties interested in the tender have strong connections with the Barrow State House. As such, some Gambia Ground Corporation (GGC) Board Members were dismissed, following a push and pull over the luxurious contract. The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture purportedly wrote to the Board informing them that their services had been terminated with immediate effect.  “There was a tender of $5 million worth in 2 lots of $2.5 million. The tendered was evaluated and opened in the presence of all bidders. Now the company that the Barrow team favored won only one lot and the other lot was won by another company. Now the PS of Ministry of Agriculture because of pressure from State House has declared the tender null and void,” said a concerned Gambian, who wrote to this medium. The GGC Board was also dissolved henceforth.

Below is a write up we received from a concerned Gambian.

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What do you think of the impending fertilizer scandal with GGC and the Ministry of Agriculture?

There was a tender of $5 million worth in 2 lots of $2.5 million. The tendered was evaluated and opened in the presence of all bidders.

Now the company that the Barrow team favored won only one lot and the other lot was won by another company.

Now the PS of Ministry of Agriculture because of pressure from State House has declared the tender null and void.

He went further by writing to the board of directors of GGC dismissing them all and dissolved the board.

Now he wrote to GPPA to recommend that the entire $5 million to be given to their favorite company.

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Written By A Concerned Gambian

Editors note:  Officials at the Ministry of Agriculture and GGC could not be reached for comment.

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