Oh dear, Oh dear. Another source has come forward to expose yet another monstrous lie told by the fraud African Potash (AFPO) back in the autumn of 2015 as part of its pre bailout placing series of ramptastic lies. The undisclosed bungs, the $10m LOCs that did not exist, the bogus orders all were aimed at getting awasy the January 12 rescue bailout. It worked, the shares were ramped higher. But it was on the basis of lies. That is fraud. Let us rewind to 25 September 2015.
It has already been demonstrated here by the publication of leaked documents that African Potash (AFPO) lied to investors via RNS in November 2015 and January (6) 2016 in order to get a placing away. Now another document has fallen into my possession which shows how Potash misled mug punters into piling into the shares on August 4 2015 as it announced "Landmark Trading Agreement with COMESA". Sadly for CEO Lyin' Chris Cleverley I have the original MOU which we can now compare and contrast with the RNS. Oh dear. Kerboom!
Private investors who put their money into small AIM companies are often either incredibly gullible or the part of their brain which urges caution is blinded by greed – and this is largely why the market is able to function in the corrupt way that it does!
On 6th January 2016 African Potash (AFPO) announced a major sales deal. Six days later it got away a bailout placing. Gradually over the months that followed that sales deal was shown to be bogus, a sham, not worth the loo paper it was written on. But at least the ramp allowed this AIM Casino posterboy to get its placing away. Now the bastards are at it again. 30 seconds on Google is enough to make you doubt a word this company says as it tries to get another bailout placing away. African is teetering on the verge of insolvency.
I do not use the world liar lightly but today's statement from African Potash (AFPO) shows that the company are lying bastards and anyone holding the shares is quite simply delusional. How has the Nomad signed off on blatant lies? Why has it not quit? Is it acceptable to tell outright lies on AIM these days?
It amazes me how long some companies can maintain a buoyant share price when they are largely running on hot air. Currently African Potash (AFPO) would definitely fall into that category when you look at what was promised, and which induced the massive rise from around 0.3p, to what has actually been delivered so far to have justified that.
Fertiliser play African Potash (AFPO) has fixed funding arrangements to carry out its latest $100 million (£65 million) of supply deals and recruited two former government ministers to its board. African-born Lord Hain, former Labour cabinet minister and as Peter Hain a past leader of campaigns against South African apartheid, is becoming a non-executive director of the AIM-quoted company, which is also bringing Mark Simmonds, recently Conservative Foreign Office Minister for Africa, onto the board.
AIM-quoted African Potash (AFPO) has agreed a price of $500 (£329) a tonne for 50,000 tonnes of potash-based fertiliser material it has agreed to supply to the Zambian market under a recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a deal which Dr Chris Cleverly, the company’s executive chairman, suggests will deliver an expected pre-tax profit margin of 6%. The price compares with recent market prices of around $300 a tonne and is higher than many were expecting for this deal.
This morning, African Potash (AFPO) announced the $500 sales price per metric tonne of the fertiliser it is contracted to deliver to a distributor in Zambia. Under the terms of this contract, African Potash must deliver 50,000 metric tonnes (MT) of fertiliser by 24 August next year. The company expects a pre-tax profit margin of 6%, equalling $1.5million, assuming all goes to plan. African Potash’s share price is up 9.47% to 3.12p, last seen. If the company can agree similar terms across in its other deals, it could carve out for itself a very profitable niche in Africa’s burgeoning agricultural sector.
A seemingly innocuous Tweet from David Lenigas on Monday, distancing himself from the looming Sefton Resources (SER) catastrophe, might be an indicator of good things to come for shares of Afriag (AFRI). At 0.36p last seen, Afriag is worth a touch under £5million. There has been little to no market interest in this stock for most of this year. In the last 54 trading session, Afriag has recorded 22 zero volume days and the share price has flat lined. So why might Lenigas feel so committed to this apparent dead duck of a stock?
Vertical integration is the watchword at AIM-quoted fertiliser play African Potash (AFPO), which has reached long-term agreements to supply Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia with a combined 250,000 tonnes of the stuff at prices ranging from $400 to $450 a tonne. Highlighted here in April at 0.47p, shares in the company, which says it will need upwards of $5 million (£3.3 million) for the next phase of drilling at its West African Lac Dinga phosphate project in the Republic of Congo -- not the strife-torn DRC -- ave now reached 2.3p, as African Potash strives to capitalise on its new treading agreement with the 20-nation Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
The share price of African Potash (AFPO) rocketed this week on news that it was moving into the fertiliser trading market. Previously the company has focused on its Lac Dinga project in the Congo, where initial drilling last year revealed the presence of significant potash deposits. But now, in the shorter term, it looks as though the tiny AIM-listed company will be shifting its focus to sourcing fertiliser from producers to then sell on, earning a cut of the proceeds for acting as the middle man.
Encouraging news this morning from African Potash (AFPO) has been greeted with a collective shrug of the shoulders from a sceptical market. As part of its planned strategy for expansion, African Potash has entered into commercial discussions with an agency of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). COMESA is a free trade union for twenty African Member states and, if fruitful, African Potash’s discussions could lead to the development of a clearly defined sales channel for its potash-based fertiliser products across that continent.