Jun 18, 2020, 12:04 PM
Amie Fabureh, the minister for Agriculture has declared that the US$50 million grant from the government of France for rice production is not yet in the country.
However, at the time of going to press, The Point couldn't establish the amount of money involved in the robbery.
The incident was reported to have occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The female employee, who was at the bureau at the time of the incident, our source added, was tied up by the robbers.
Lamin Njie, spokesperson of The Gambia Police Force, who was contacted for comments, said he was not aware of the incident. He, however, promised to get back to The Point if he got any information with regard to the development.
In separate development, an informed source has told The Point that reports on the social media about the arrest of suspected armed robbers who were believed to have made away with 16 million dalasis from Jeswang are false and misleading. The source added that the police are still investigating the alleged robbery, while urging the cooperation of the public.
Information has reached to The Point that commuters continue diverting the security checkpoint at Darsilami village in Kombo Central, West Coast Region to get in and out of The Gambia.
Numerous female students have dropped out from schools in the Central River Region of The Gambia as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19); The Point has been reliably informed.
Residents of Touba Manduwar in the Kombo Central District, West Coast Region (WCR) have expressed depression over what they called a long-standing lack of electricity despite the installation of electrical poles in some parts of the village for over a year.