Dec 29, 2008, 7:02 AM
The Cross Boarder Integration Committee between The Gambia and
The meeting covered discussions on free movement of peoples and goods, the issue of Laize Passe, National Identity Card, traders, and checkpoints mounted by police officers or customs.
Specking at the opening forum, the Chairman of the Brikama Area Council, Sunkary Badjie, alluded that
"It was only when the Whiteman come and separated the countries. Therefore, the integration of this forum is a step in the right direction in the sense that pertinent issues affecting our daily lives will be discussed and possible solution looked into to address it," he stated.
According to him, nowadays criminals are ten times more than the strength of security officers, noting that there is a need to sit together and chart a way forward. He therefore challenged the participants to come up with ideas and make proper recommendations.
A representative from the Gambia Immigration, who spoke on documentation, said Laize Passe is free between