Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jammeh Gives Ultimatum on Price of livestock, Sugar

Posted by Modou S. Joof on March 4, 2010 at 10:25pm
Banjul, The Gambia (TNBES) The Gambian Leader, President
Yahya Jammeh, has given a three months ultimatum to The Gambia Livestock
Marketing Agency (GLMA) to address the issue of marketing livestock in the
country by ensuring that all livestock are given an authentic certificate of origin.

President Jammeh made the remarks on Wednesday 3rd February, 2010at State House in Banjul when he received in audience the new Board of Directors of the GLMA.

He noted that it is only by ensuring the traceability of livestock that the menace of cattle rustling could be addressed. He also endorsed the use of the weighing scale to determine the price of animals which,
he added, would also address the exploitation of farmers and consumers by
butchers.

President Jammeh also lamented the low level of Gambian participation in the marketing of livestock in the country.

Commenting on the alarming increase in the price of sugar, President Jammeh urged the Ministry of Trade to regulate the matter or else he would intervene. The report was monitored over GRTS last evening. VOL:2 ISSN:77

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