Minority leader faults gov’t for not issuing ID cards to citizens

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The minority leader and member for Niamina Dankunku, Hon. Samba Jallow, has faulted the government for not delivering up to expectation, after it fails to issue ID cards to its citizens.

He added that the issue of national ID card has become a nightmare for Gambians now.

Hon. Jallow was speaking on Monday at the National Assembly while moving the motion for adjournment.

“For me, I think the coalition government is not delivering up to expectation. Because these are minor issues that government can do for its citizen. It is very important for citizens to have their own country’s documents,” he argued.

He pointed out that Gambians are moving in and out of the country without carrying valid national IDs, noting that is not proper.

“Traveling with an ID card is not about identification alone but helps to also trace ones nationality.”

He called on the Justice minister who was present at the National Assembly to explain to lawmakers about the status of the ID cards contract, arguing that this doesn’t tell well about a government that has been in power for over an year.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara
Source: Picture: The minority leader and member for Niamina Dankunku, Hon. Samba Jallow