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Given the prospect of young Cosmo trying to purchase the vaccine elsewhere, the farm tries to persuade him not to...


ATTENTION: MR J.COSMO NEWBERY,

DEAR SIR,

WE HEREBY ACKNOWLDGED THE RECEIPT OF YOUR MAIL AND THE CONTENTS THEREIN UNDERSTOOD.

WE SHALL PAY YOU FOR THE 6 CARTONS AFTERWARDS THE ANALYSIS IS CONDUCTED AND CERTIFY OKAY.THIS WOULD BE WHEN WE FINISH ANALYSING YOUR VACCINE SAMPLE/PRODUCT. (Six? There are 12 fells!)

THE REASON WHY WE WANT TO ANALYSE YOUR PRODUCT/VACCINE SAMPLE IS TO ENSURE THAT IT CONTAINS THE SAME CONCENTRATION AT 97%.MORE REASON IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT SOME TIME AGO,A SUPPLIER OF THIS SAME VACCINE GAVE US THE COMPOSITION AND WE WENT AHEAD TO PAY HIM.

LATER ON ,HE SUPPLIED US WITH THE VACCINE THAT WAS VERY STRONG THAN THE ORIGINAL COMPOSITION HE SENT TO US.WE ADMINISTERED IT ON OUR CATTLES;SURPRISINGLY,ALL THE CATTLES WE ADMINISTERED IT TO "DIED". THIS COST US A LOT OF ECONOMIC LOSSES, BOTH IN CASH AND CATTLES. (So 97% is okay but 97-100% is fatal? Not a lot of tolerance there!)

IT WAS AS A RESULT OF THE LOSSES INCURRED THAT THE MANAGEMENT MET AND DECIDED TO SET UP A LABORATORY FOR ALL VACCINE ANALYSIS BEFORE IT IS BEING USED ON OUR CATTLES.SINCE THEN,WE HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THIS AGAIN. (And I believe you, too.)

FURTHERMORE,IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT TO YOU THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE ARE GOING TO BUY THIS VACCINE FROM INTERNATIONAL MARKET, AS PREVIOUSLY ,WE USED TO BUY IT LOCALLY.BESIDES,THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU ARE GOING TO SUPPLY US THE VACCINE.BE ASSURED THAT SUBSEQUENT ORDERS WILL NOT BE TESTED AGAIN AS WE MUST HAVE ESTABLISH A CORDIAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. (Ha!)

WE MAINTAIN THAT YOU SHOULD GIVE US YOUR VACCINE SAMPLE AND WE SHALL PAY YOU ACCORDINGLY FOR THE 6 CARTONS TOGETHER WITH THE BULK PURCHASE. (12!)

HEREIN,PLEASE DO UNDERSTAND WITH US, WE ARE NOT SAYING THAT YOU ARE GOING TO SUPPLY US WITH FAKE VACCINE, NO, RATHER WE WANT TO FOLLOW THE FARMS'S SECURITY PRINCIPLE,REMEMBER THAT OUR BUSINESS INVOLVES THE LIVES OF ANIMALS WHICH MAKES THE BUSINESS VERY DELICATE AND CARE HAS TO BE TAKEN IN DOING THE DISCHARGING THE DUTIES. (Of course!)

IF YOU WISH TO COME IN PERSON TO DELIVER THE SAMPLE,WITNESS THE TEST YOURSELF AND YOUR FUND TRANSFER,FINE.IN THIS REGARD,WE SHALL TAKE CARE OF YOU AS YOUR STAY HERE WILL NOT BE MORE THAN 3 WORKING DAYS AND WE SHALL DETAIL A DUTY DRIVER WHO WILL TAKE YOU AROUND WHILE IN ACCRA-GHANA. (Now, there's an idea...)

BESIDES MR NEWBERY,WE ARE ONLY WAITING FOR YOUR SAMPLES,IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO NOTE THAT THE MANAGEMENT OF MERIPUL FARMS WISH TO APPOINT YOU HER SOLE SUPPLIER OF THIS VACCINE FOR A PERIOD OF 2 YEARS AS WILL BE CONTAINED IN A DRAFT AGREEMENT TO BE SENT TO YOU AND IN THIS REGARD,ABSOLUTE CARE HAS TO BE TAKEN. THIS DECISION IS BEING TAKEN BECAUSE OF THE PRICE AT WHICH YOU ARE GOING TO SUPPLY IT TO US.REMEMBER THAT ANY CATTLE THAT DIES AS A RESULT OF FAKE VACCINE ADMINISTERED IS A LOSS TO US AND THERE IS NOTHING ONE CAN DO TO RESUSCITATE IT AGAIN. (reincownation?)OUR BUSINESS INVOLVES ANIMAL'S LIFE AND THEREFORE VERY DELICATE IN WHICH ABSOLUTE CARE HAS TO BE TAKEN AS A GUIDE TO AVOID DISASTER AS EXPLAINED TO YOU ABOVE.SO IT IS SOMEHOW DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BUSINESSES LIKE AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS WHEREBY IF IT BREAKS DOWN,ONE CAN STILL REPAIR IT, YOU KNOW VERY WELL AS I DO THAT LIVING THINGS'LIFE SPAN HAS NO DUPLICATE AND AS SUCH DELICATE . (Me too!)

MOREOVER,WE BELIEVE THAT THE PRICE OF $4,100 PER CARTON COVERS SHIPMENT,INSURANCE AND FREIGHT(CIF) GHANA.SO EVERYTHING IS TAKING CARE-OFF AND ACCEPTABLE TO US. (Who told you that?)

ADVICE WHEN SAMPLE WILL REACH US AND YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WHERE YOU WISH US TO EFFECT THE PAYMENT OF THE SAMPLES AFTER ANALYSIS AND THE 50% ADVANCE PRODUCTION MOBILISATION.

YOURS FAITHFULLY,
KEN OPONG(ESQ) (Esq?!)

CC/APPROVED BY:ALHAJI USMAN ABUBARKAR PRESIDENT/CEO


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