Following the opening of the National Assembly for the second legislative session, Mr. Ousman Sonko, the Secretary of State for Interior, has furnished members of the National Assembly with a detailed breakdown of the registered Aliens in the country for the fiscal years 2004-07.
Responding to a question by Hon. Baboucarr Nyang, National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul South, as to the number of registered aliens for the fiscal years 2004-07, Mr. Sonko revealed that the total number of registered aliens for the period stands at 116,200.
Also responding to a supplementary question as to the number of applicants granted citizenship by naturalization since the coming into force of the 1997 constitution, he indicated that the total number of applicants granted citizenship by naturalization is 77.
As to what immediate plans his Department of State has to address the accommodation problem at Farato Police Station, a question posed by Hon. Saikou Susso,