Gaston M Francis is a Tanzanian born businessman. He is the co-owner of Ecowtech Gambian Limited. This was the guy, who was caught on tape telling the former KMC Deputy Mayor Pa Musa Bah that he was “only given seven thousand dalasi (D7,000)” from the KMC kickback quid pro quo bribery scandal.
In the said audio tape, Francis claimed that he came with half a million dollars to The Gambia as an investor. Though his Tanzanian brother Renson Ricky Renson, the owner of the Tanzanian based Source Net company, his disputed the veracity of Francis’ claims.
“I don’t believe that because if he came with such amounts, then why was I supposed to bring the all the devices and all the resources from outside,” he said.
“That’s not true, that is not true, that one I will stand for it, that’s not true. Financial we have been struggling and Source Nets has been providing the things, the devices and everything,” he added.
When asked how much he has spent to finance the operations of Ecotech in The Gambia, Renson had this to say:
“If I quantify it, we are not talking about less than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000 dollars). It has been two years I have not received any money from Ecotech. I have not receive any money. I am supposed to go to The Gambia by the end of the month. I am supposed to go there to solve this issue.”
In his Facebook page profile, Gaston, shared a photo op picture that he had with the Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote. The picture was posted on October 26th, 2018.
Efforts to reach Gaston for comment proved futile. He hasn’t returned our phone calls.