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Immigration officers undergo training

Nov 1, 2012, 10:09 AM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

At least 20 officials of the Gambia Immigration Department (GID) Wednesday took part in a day long training workshop on document security and fraudulent documents.

Organised by Transavia Airline, the workshop took place at the Senegambia Beach Hotel in Kololi.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Pa Baboucarr Mboob, deputy GID director-general noted that the training came at a time when the youthful populace is in the habit of venturing into the dangerous and hazardous routes of travelling, to look for greener pastures.

“These youths will do all it takes to possess travel documents, be it genuine or fake,” Mboob stated.

According to Mboob, in this world of advanced technology, it is becoming very difficult or even impossible to differentiate between genuine and fake documents used by commuters within and beyond our territorial borders.

While commending the Transavia Airline in collaboration with the Consulate of the Kingdom of The Netherlands for organizing a training course of this magnitude, Mboob noted that the training session will go a long way in helping Immigration personnel detect and identify fake documents.

Noting that the officers are expected to take the training with utmost dedication and devotion, Mboob urged them to disseminate the knowledge gained to their colleagues back at the various immigration units.

He also expressed optimism that the cooperation between the GID and Transavia Airline will be a continuous thing in the interest of both institutions.