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AMRC in Legal Tussle

Jul 14, 2009, 5:15 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

One Salimata Jallow has taken legal action against the Assets Management and Recovery Corporation (AMRC) at the Banjul Magistrates' Court.

AMRC is a statutory corporation whose statutory mandate, amongst other, is dealing and managing real estate and other assets of a public nature.

Salimata is making a legal claim of D150, 000.00, being the amount she paid for a plot of land to the defendant for a consideration that had failed to materialise.

When the case resumed yesterday 13th July 2009, for the continuation of cross-examination, it couldn't proceed. 

Senior Magistrate Lamin George then adjourned the case to 21st July 2009.

According to the claim, the plaintiff some time in 2003 purchased a plot of land, situated at Kotu East Layout in the name of one Ebrima Sorry Jallow for the sum of D150, 000 from the defendant.

She is also claiming special damages for the breach of contract, estimated at D37, 052.00, being the cost of 161 bags of cement, transportation of 6000 blocks of cement, labour and four trips of sand, and settlement of NAWEC water arrears.

She also made a claim for general damages being the difference in prices of building materials between 2001 to 2008, estimated at D540, 045.00, and general damages being the difference in the price as comparable to a plot of land situated in Kotu East Layout, which is now valued at the sum of D375, 625.00, solicitor fees and interest at a rate of 27 per cent on any amount adjudged by the cost from the date of the contract, 27th September 2003, plus costs.