Sources at Anti Corruption Commission have dismissed last Fridayís published "exoneration of culpability" of Foreign Minister Haja Zainab Bangura in the Indian Rice saga. ACC has assured she will soon be questioned. Meanwhile, Haja Banguraís handlers have condemned local investigative journalism. Such condemnation is unfortunate since in light of the harsh Sexual and Gender-Based Insults that the female Foreign Minister had been recently subjected to on front pages of local tabloids, journalists had taken a decision to give her some breathing space to recover before resuming any coverage of Indian Rice Corruption Saga. Our own coverage resumes today with a look at how our Foreign Ministry is run by grammatically-challenged persons with poor comprehension of the written English in an Indian Gazette document cited as "exoneration".
Zainab Banguraís Comical Mess of an "Exoneration"
Tautology, Grammatically Challenged Writings and Poor Comprehension of the Queenís Language was the Hallmark of the so-called "Exoneration" published last Friday in a local tabloid. A Total Disgrace!
A Featured Commentary from the Editorial Board
Madam Zainab Bangura, in response to the allegation by John Benjamin that she was involved in scandalous Indian Rice deals, has last Friday attempted to condemn local investigative journalism. BIG MISTAKE MADAM! You should have stated your case without those derogatory comments aimed at us!
Now, you are in the soup as our credibility needs to be restored.
We will have more on this issue in our subsequent editions but to start with, today, we ask our readers to please see below to laugh a while at the Ban or No Ban? English Language Challenged "Exoneration" from India as published by Haja Zainab Banguraís media handlers last week Friday.
This quick pointer today is to whet your appetite until such time as we start serially publishing the tonnes of evidence we have in our possession about this corruption involving ships-load of rice from India sold to Government of Sierra Leone at concessionary rates to allegedly combat starvation by local populace here and for which AUTHENTIC documents in our possession show that between 2008 and 2009, at least three ships, MV Malakand, MV Vitafaith and MV Primavera definitely landed in Sierra Leone with tens of thousands of Metric tonnes of concessionary-priced rice for the people of Sierra Leone from India. A fourth ship MV Slovenija came in with China concessionary rice.
The Foreign Minister's handlers have questioned our Credibility as Investigative Journalists so we have no option now but to defend our name this whole week. MEANWHILE, PLEASE SEE BELOW TO LAUGH AT LACK OF COMPREHENSION OF BASIC ENGLISH AT FOREIGN MINISTRY.
Grab a copy of last Fridayís tabloid that published the tautological write-up of an "Exoneration" which is saying the Indians banned export of Rice from India to Sierra Leone but the accompanying document provided by these Grammatically challenged media handlers, is saying the EXACT OPPOSITE. This means Haja Zainab Bangura and her handlers attacking newspapers and condemning journalists do not even comprehend basic English.
Now, the Indian Gazette they themselves have provided is actually saying that 21 countries INCLUDING SIERRA LEONE are NOT to be affected by the Ban. Our investigations, including exclusive interviews we have conducted with senior Indian Government and Indian Opposition functionaries, indicates this was done in the interest of stopping starvation in countries like Sierra Leone. Herebelow are extracts from the "Exoneration" article you can reference on that local tabloid. The situation is utterly hilarious! Read and Compare:
THIS IS THE GRAMMATICALLY-CHALLENGED NONSENSE WHICH HAJA ZAINAB BANGURAíS HANDLERS WROTE:
A Government of India notification No. 93 (Re-2007)/2004-09 dated April 1st, 2008, "2.1.9 to be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary part II Section 3, Sub Section (ii) of May 6th, 2009 clearly states that the Indian Government has imposed a ban on export of non-basmati rice to twenty-one African countries including Sierra Leone.
COMPARE IT TO WHAT INDIAN GAZETTE CITED & PROVIDED BY THE FOREIGN MINISTRY ITSELF IS ACTUALLY SAYING:
"2.1.9 Ban on export of non-basmati rice shall NOT be applicable to export of rice to the following countries:- Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote DíIvoire, Egypt, The Gambia, Mali, Somalia, Tunisia, Zanzibar, Benin, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mozambique, Togo, Zambia, Nigeria, Senegal, Mauritius, Sierra Leone and Djibouti.
See how ridiculous it is? See how embarrassing it is? See how disgraceful it is? See how shameful the "Exoneration" really is? Exonerated of what? Utterly hilarious! The Problem, as we see it, is with a lack of Basic understanding of the Queenís language at our Foreign Ministry.
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