By Rohey Jadama As indicated in yesterday’s edition, the charge sheet for trial ofLamin Fatajo five agriculture officials was amended on Monday, effectively discharging three of them while charging another three. Below is the full text of the charges.Fafanding Fatajo, Project Coordinator of FASDEP, Omar Jammeh, Financial Controller, Alieu Gaye, Accountant, Bakary Kujabi, Procurement Officer, and Burang Danjo of the ministry were indicted with 18 criminal offences at the Banjul high court. Count 1 Neglect of official duties: Prosecutors alleged that Fafanding Fatajo, Omar Jammeh, Alieu Gaye and Bakary Kujabi,  whilst being members of the Contract Committee of FASDEP  in their respective capacities as Project Coordinator, Financial Controller, Accountant and Procurement Officer, neglected their official duties by awarding a contract for the training of FASDEP staff on Microsoft Excel in the sum of  D190,000.00 to a firm (SCENSA) that was not registered with the Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA) as required under the GPPA Act. Count two states that Fatajo, Jammeh, Gaye and Kujabi whilst being members of the Contract Committee of FASDEP  in their respective capacities as  Project Coordinator, Financial Controller, Accountant and Procurement Officer neglected their official duties by awarding a contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets in the sum of D195,000.00 to a firm (SCENSA) that was not registered with GPPA as required under the GPPA Act. On Count 3, Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo are alleged to have conspired amongst themselves to forge the invoices of B&B TRAINING INSTITUTE for bidding process for the award of contract for training of FASDEP staff on Microsoft Excel. It further states that Fatajo and Danjo forged the invoices of DL IT TRAINING for bidding process for the award of contract for training of FASDEP staff on Microsoft Excel and thereby committed an offence. The duo is again  alleged to have conspired amongst themselves and forged the invoices and logo of FREEDOM FROM HUNGER CAMPAIGN for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo are alleged to have conspired amongst themselves to forge the invoices of MALAMIN DUMBUYA AND TEAM for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo are alleged to have conspired amongst themselves to forge the invoices of MALAMIN DUMBUYA AND TEAM for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo, are alleged to have conspired amongst themselves to utter false invoices of B&B TRAINING INSTITUTE for bidding process for the award of contract for training of FASDEP staff on Microsoft Excel. Mr. Fatajo and Mr. Danjo, are alleged to have conspired amongst themselves to utter false invoices and logo of FREEDOM FROM HUNGER CAMPAIGN for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo, are alleged to have conspired amongst themselves to utter false invoices of MALAMIN DUMBUYA AND TEAM for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo, forged invoices of B&B TRAINING INSTITUTE for bidding process for the contract for training of FASDEP staff on Microsoft Excel. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo forged invoices of DL IT TRAINING for bidding process for the contract for training of FASI)EP staff on Microsoft Excel. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo, are alleged to have forged invoices and logo of FREEDOM FROM HUNGER CAMPAIGN for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo, are alleged to have forged invoices and Logo of MALAMIN DUMBUYA for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo are alleged to have uttered false invoices of  B&B TRAINING INSTITUTE for bidding process for the award of contract for training of FASDEP staff on Microsoft Excel. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo, are alleged to have uttered false invoices of DL ITTRAINING INSTITUTE for bidding process for the award of contract for training of FASDEP staff on Microsoft Excel. Fafanding Fatajo and Burang Danjo are alleged to have uttered false invoices and logo of FREEDOM FROM HUNGER CAMPAIGN for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. On the last count, the duo is charged for uttering false invoices and logo of MALAMIN DUMBUYA AND TEAM for bidding process for the award of contract for carrying out needs assessment for community/municipal markets. However, when the charges were read out to the accused persons, they all denied culpability.]]>

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