Video Report: Scandalous and Iniquitous, Interior Ministry’s Smokescreen Number Plate Bid

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By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT

Gainako’s investigation reveals that two delegations of Security Officers travelled to Spain and Germany with Businessmen who submitted bids on the Aluminium Number Plate Bid one year before the contract was awarded.

This investigation reveals pictures of the trip to Spain and the Security Officers that travelled to Germany on a trip that appears as a clear conflict of interest.

The eventual winner Comfort Quality Services submitted a bid of D65.7 Million, over D20.2 Million more than the second-highest bidder.

The call for tender which required bidders to supply a fixed amount of Number Plates (65,000), one month after signing the contract is totally at odds with the Tentative Agreement signed between the Ministry of Interior and Comfort.

Not only has the Interior Ministry overruled the decision of the Complaints Review Board they decided to award Comfort a 5 years renewable contract to supply an unspecified amount of Number Plates which is totally at odds with the bid requirements.

Find out the Authorities response when Gainako requested the final contract in this investigation.

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About Author

Yusef Taylor, commonly known as Flex Dan is an editor and practising journalist based in the Gambia with a keen interest in human rights, the economy and good governance among many others. He continues to break news on the economy, human rights violations and is highly engaged in security sector reforms, constitutional reform and the transition of the Gambia from dictatorship to a democracy, the NewGambia. Yusef has been working with Gainako as a media practitioner from 2015 to date. He has a degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years of Design Consultancy experience.

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