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Bail extended for sacked Agriculture officials

Jun 24, 2014, 9:34 AM

The 12 officials of the Agriculture ministry and related projects, who were dismissed from their jobs last week, were asked to report to the police in Banjul on Monday 23 June 2014. Our sources revealed that they were granted police bail, which was extended to 26 June 2014.

When contacted, police public relations officer ASP David Kujabi confirmed this, and said they were asked to report to police headquarters in Banjul on Thursday.

The sacked officials are Foday Jadama , regional agriculture director, Lower River Region, Kutubo Sanyang, project coordinator Cowpea, Kebba Drammeh, senior agricultural officer, Wellingara Horticultural Centre, Musa Dampha, deputy director communication, education and extension under the ministry of agriculture, Fafanding Fatajo, project coordinator food agricultural sector development project FASDEP, Lamin Fatajo, project coordinator, rural finance project, Mrs Aminata Jallow, project coordinator MDG 1c, KujayManneh of FASDEP, Dr Saikou E. Sanyang, regional agriculture director North Bank Region, Lamin Sanyang Regional Agriculture director, Central River Region, Mr Cherno Mballow, head of agribusiness services, Mr Mbemba Dahaba, regional agriculture director Upper River Region.

The 12 officials named above have been working under the ministry of Agriculture or projects under the ministry, and were dismissed from their jobs according to GRTS news last Friday evening, quoting a press release issued by the Office of the President in Banjul.

The release referred to the recent dialogue-with-the-people tour of President Yahya Jammeh, to promote the Vision 2016 food sufficiency in rice initiative, and what it said was the discovering of the disappointing performance and the regional failure of multi-million dollar agricultural projects since 1994.