Hon. Magasi calls for decentralisation of national documents

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hon. Muhammeh Magasi, the National Assembly member for Basse has said that issuing of national documents should be decentralised so that the whole country will have easy access to it instead of people travelling all the way to Banjul as is the case with ID card and passport.

Basse NAM was speaking recently during the adjournment debate at the National Assembly in which he pointed out that his constituency was demanding to be issued a national document in their area rather than travelling all the way to Banjul.

On the issue of road construction, he said: “I am calling on the minister of Works and Construction in collaboration with the National Road Authority to make a survey in my constituency and see the problems of those roads before the rainy season.”

“There are some communities in my constituency that can no longer wait for the maintenance of those roads, instead, they fix it for themselves.”

On the issue of energy, Hon. Magasi said all street taps in Basse have been closed because there were no meters to regulate the supply of water. He decried that this has created high bills for consumers.

“I am therefore calling on the minister of Energy to review the situation otherwise it would make life difficult for the people in that area.”

Author: Njie Baldeh