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Economist Nyang Njie: Gov’t Should Hire a Firm Tasked with Handling Goods Bought with Coronavirus Funds for Transparency

Nyang Njie has suggested Barrow’s government hire an accounting firm to oversee goods or services acquired with coronavirus funds for greater transparency.

Gambia’s government is expected to at least spend a billion dalasis in efforts to tackle global menace coronavirus which has killed close to a million people.

Gambia have no new cases of the virus out of the frequent tests carried out beginning last week.

Meanwhile, Cash donations have been flowing from international bodies in addition to government’s plans to divert a whopping 500,000,000 Gambian dalasis towards combating the pandemic that has forced the country under lock down.

And in the wake of this, suggestions regarding how the money should be spent have been streaming in from all quarters with Nyang Njie also weighing over how good/services acquired should be handled for transparency’s sake.

The old adage desperate times calls for desperate measures is a reality that has dawn on the people and the Government of the Gambia as we put up a ferocious battle against #Covid19. The inflow of funds from both private individuals and corporate bodies is putting Government in a precarious fiscal position that may overwhelm their efforts for prudent fiscal management.

I want to encourage the Government of the Gambia to retain the services of an accounting firm to handle the management and procurement of goods and services for our war against #Covid19.

It is atrocious to see Government officials having 8 to 10 million Dalasis imprest to spend. It is surely a recipe for financial mayhem. Let us think out of the box as these times are extraordinary and dire,” he said.

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