Farmers, Stakeholders Warn Against Cross-border Groundnut Trade

 

Farmers and stakeholders in the groundnut sub-sector are strongly warned against cross-border trading of groundnuts as the practice is inimical to the smooth operation of the season and cause economic losses to the state.

The press release reads:

Further to the commencement to the 2016/2017 groundnut marketing season officially announced by the National Food Security, Processing and Marketing Corporation (NSFC), the Office of The President here reminds all farmers and stakeholders in the groundnut sub-sector, that they are required to sell their produce in The Gambia as the designated buying points established by the Government.

Players in the sub-sector are strongly warned against cross-border trading of groundnuts as the practice is inimical to the smooth operation of the season and cause economic losses to the state. Government on the spirit of patriotism, requests all producers and potential sellers to refrain from selling groundnuts beyond the Gambian borders so as to avoid having to face the full force of the law with undesirable consequences.

In this vein, the Office of The President is directing The Gambia Revenue Authority, The Gambia Police Force and The Gambia National Army through their respective heads, to ensure that no groundnuts from The Gambia are sold across the country’s border.

 

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