Foroyaa has been searching for a copy of this agreement signed by the Gambia Government and Africa50 regarding the Senegambia Bridge. We had expected that in calling a press conference to clarify, the minister of finance and economic affairs and minister of works, construction and infrastructure would have given copies of the agreement to the media for circulation in the usual manner.
Unfortunately, opinions were expressed without explanation of the document that contained the facts. The paper is unable to do a fact check of what the minister said since it lacks the parent document. Instructions have been given to get the facts from the minister of finance or the permanent secretary, but were told that they are not in the jurisdiction.
We will pursue the matter with the ministry of works to get the concrete details of agreement in order to have the possibility of doing a comprehensive analysis of the substantive issues. Foroyaa hopes to produce a supplement of the subject matter to keep our readers fully informed of the essence and the implications of the agreement.