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NAWEC officials face economic crime charge

May 11, 2012, 12:52 PM

Two senior officials of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) have been charged with economic crime, and would soon appear before a court.

According to judicial sources, Aziz Jawara and Bakary Kanteh, regional manager and provincial operations director of NAWEC respectively, between the month of May and June 2011 caused losses to the economy of The Gambia to the tune of $66,889.80.

 According to the statement of offence, the two accused persons negligently caused damage to generator number 5 at Basse power station, and thereby caused an offence.

The accused persons are expected to be arraigned at the Basse high court presided over by Justice Ikpla on May 15th 2012.

The sources further disclosed that the state has six witnesses to adduce evidence against the accused persons.

The weather in Basse is reported to be extremely hot at the moment, at a time of serious power cuts, the reasons for which are not known to the town’s residents.