Omar Dibba, the youth programme coordinator of Gamcotrap, on Wednesday continued giving defence testimony in the criminal trial involving the state against Dr. Isatou Touray and Amie Bojang-Sissoho, the executive director and the programme coordinator of Gamcotrap respectively.
Continuing his testimony, Dibba told the court that one Daniel was brought to them after the completion of the first phase of the project. He added that they (Gamcotrap) never knew the said Daniel; that he was brought by the executive director of Yolocomba for him to participate in the second part of the project that never took off.
According to him, nobody at Gamcotrap took the commitment of implementing a micro-credit project and this was never mentioned on the agreement. Dibba stated that Yolocamba never informed or showed them the contract they had with the region of Madrid, and that because they were not given that information so they did not have the content of the contract. He further informed the court that as part of the agreement they submitted reports both in hard and soft copies.
He said that the defence exhibit 16, which is the annual report format, was sent to them and they responded to it. The youth programme coordiantor further asserted that Gamcotrap wrote both narrative and financial reports, which Yolocamba sent to the region of Madrid.
About the Yolocamba claims of invoices, Dibba said it is not true as they (Yolocamba) visited Gamcotrap (the executive director and Jone) and they went through all the invoices and receipts, and they also had a detailed meeting with the finance officer of Gamcotrap.
The witness was shown copies of photos, which he said he took at Gamcotrap with a digital camera, while Jone andMusa Jallow, the finance officer of Gamcotrap, were reviewing the financial report.The said photos were earlier tendered and admitted as I.D before the court.
At that juncture, the defence counsel for the accused persons, Lawyer Amie Bensouda applied to tender it as exhibit in evidence but the police prosecutor Supt. Joof objected on grounds that the photos are not relevant to the case, as the case is about 30, 000 Euros and not anything else.
The defence counsel in response said that the photos are relevant to the case and further urged the court to admit them in evidence as exhibit. The court stated in its ruling that the proper foundation for the admission of the photos and the photos were admitted as defence exhibit.
He revealed that Gamcotrap did not spend any fund from the beginning to the end of the project, outside the contract, and that he is aware of the accusations on the accused that they stole 30,000 Euros but at Gamcotrap they have a budget manual. He further revealed that the first accused is the secretary to the Gamcotrap Board and Sedia Jatta is the chairman of the Board of Directors.
The case was adjourned to 16th August 2012 for cross-examination.