President Adama Barrow has revealed that the government will buy a tonne of groundnut at a sum of 38,000 dalasis. 

Barrow made the statement as he commenced an 18-day meet-the-people tour on Monday.

 “This year the government will buy a ton of groundnut from farmers at a price of 38,000, marking an increase from 32,000 dalasis per tonne last year,” he announced before a huge crowd in Pakau Njogu.

He also urged farmers to sell their groundnuts to the government as a way of boosting the Gambia’s economy rather than selling it abroad. 

He added that action will be taken against anyone found wanting of illegal export of groundnut. 

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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