By Bekai Njie
The government of the State of Japan has donated more than 136,000 bags of rice to Republic of The Gambia, according to a media dispatch from the Office of the President.
The ship carrying the rice has already docked at the Banjul Port, the release added.
The Office of the President, in collaboration with the ministries of Agriculture and Finance and Economic Affairs have decided to sell the rice to the public at an affordable price. Similarly, The Gambia government, in consultation with the government of Japan, has agreed that any proceeds generated from the venture shall be used to support the priority areas of the National Development Plan of the government.
The sales exercise will take place at the port of Banjul. The rice will be sold in the form of bulk-buying and no single buyer will be allowed to acquire more than 10,000 bags. Each 30KG bag will be sold at D525 only.
Interested buyers are invited to contact the Accountant General’s office where they will be invoiced before collecting the rice.
Prospective buyers are hereby warned that it is strictlyforbidden to re-export the rice outside the boundaries of The Gambia, and the consumer market price must not be more than GMD600 per bag.