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President Barrow Discloses Govt’s GMD1.5 Billion Expenditure on Groundnut Purchases This Year

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President Adama Barrow of the Gambia

By Buba Gagigo

In his Koriteh address on Tuesday, President Adama Barrow unveiled that his administration has procured 36,000 metric tons of groundnuts, totaling approximately 1.5 billion Dalasis for this season.

“I must observe briefly in the interest of our farmers that the Food Security and Safety Council, formerly GGC, bought 36,000 metric tons of groundnuts worth about 1.5 billion Dalasis this season. I am happy to say further that, in the face of a few challenges, after guided consultations, the Government met its pledge to buy groundnuts without undue prolonged payment delays,” the president said.

President Barrow conveyed these statements during his Koriteh address on Tuesday.

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