23 January 2013

Liberia: Swiss Rice Firm in the Clear

Last week, some local rice dealers linked a Swiss rice firm to a "dirty deal". However, following the publication of the story by The Heritage on Monday, January 15, 2013, the paper conducted a painstaking investigation and discovered that the claims by the local rice dealers were a well calculated campaign to falsely link the Swiss rice firm to "dirty deal".

Our investigation, which was backed by multiple credible sources, further discovered that the allegations are part of a long time negative campaign against the Swiss rice firm. And this was a part of the fight between the local rice dealers. Accordingly, our research established that the Swiss rice firm is an acclaimed rice firm and is not involved in any "dirty deal" as claimed by the local rice dealers.

Meanwhile, the Heritage sincerely regrets the embarrassment the story may have caused the firm and vowed to always double check any information hereafter coming from the so-called rice importers before publication.

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