Auditors were reportedly putting the finishing touches to their report over investigation into the alleged missing millions at the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA). According to reliable sources, auditors from the National Audit Office (NAO) will soon present their report to relevant authorities following several months of probe of some GPA staff on suspicion of diverting demurrage fees to personal uses.
They stand accused of falsifying receipts and deflating demurrage charges. Sources said about D320m were found to have been stolen by some staff of the rating department. It would be recalled that the Gambian police advised the GPA to involve NAO in the investigations after the ports approached the police authorities for help.
Some staff of the department have been suspected of defrauding the ports of 20% of its annual turnover from 2019 to 2021. They reportedly raked D320m in three years. The GPA suspended them to allow for the probe.