23 June 2014

Gambia: 12 Top Agriculture Officials Sacked

As many as 12 officials working under the ministry of Agriculture or projects under the ministry have been sacked, according to GRTS news on 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 the subsequent discovering of the disappointing performance and the regional failure of multi-million dollar agricultural projects since 1994.

Consequently, the release announced, the following employees of the ministry of Agriculture have been dismissed forthwith namely, 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; and Mr Mbemba Dahaba, regional agriculture director Upper River Region.

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