World Bank gives positive report on GEAPP
Monday, June 18, 2012
A recent completion report of the World Bank has rated highly satisfactory the performance of the just phased out Gambia Emergency Agricultural Productivity Programme (GEAPP).
GEAPP is a EU-funded project through the World Bank that succeeded the Africa Emergency Locust Programme, executed under the Project Coordination Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture. The report of the final audits of its accounts was also completed rating the financial activities of the project as satisfactory with no queries. Asked what was behind this achievement, the GEAPP project coordinator, Sheikh Tijan Sosseh said it was just based on the performance of the team with honesty.
“We the coordinators just don’t own the credit and normally when you talk about the performance we don’t just want to be the sole owner of that credit because we cannot make without good team behind us as the technical people who implement the project, we just facilitate the implementation.
I am happy to use this opportunity to inform them that the wrap-up auditing of our accounts was held and definitely we did not have any single query as far as fraud and other malpractices are concerned. So we want to say a big thank you to you the stakeholders and a big commendation to all those who joined us from the Ministry of Agriculture, NGOs and the media.
We thank you for that support and we continue to expect to receive the same support from you on the successful implementation of the West African Agricultural Productivity Programme,” he said, while delivering a statement at a one-day synergy of stakeholders information sharing held at the Paradise Suites Hotel over the weekend.
Author: by Musa Ndow