Jul 16, 2020, 12:12 PM
Dr. Tangara said Germany’s Interior minister informed him of the development.
It could be recalled that a joint delegation comprising officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and members of the select committee on foreign affairs embarked on a fact-finding mission regarding irregular migrants to the federal republic of Germany earlier this year with the relevant German authorities.
He added that the delegation was informed by the German minister of interior that there were 15,534 Gambians residing in Germany as of 31st of December 2019, out of which 4,837 are required to leave Germany.
Meanwhile 4,271 Gambians have their deportation temporarily suspended while 1,133 have applied for asylum, he further explained.
Minister Tangara also said that 333 asylum applications are currently being processed by the federal office for migration and refugees while four thousand, eight hundred and sixty-eight are under appeal before the German courts.
At the state level of Batenwuttenberg, the Gambian delegation was informed that 25 Gambians have been convicted of criminal offences.
“Following the return of the delegation, a comprehensive report was prepared and submitted to the office of the president. The delegation also had a meeting with the president to further brief him on the conclusion of the visit.
As part of measures to enhance social distancing amid coronavirus outbreak, the United Nation Development program (UNDP) in partnership with The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry GCCI) last Thursday donated a new 30-seater mini-bus worth over three million dalasis to The Gambia Prison Services (GPS).
Police have launched an investigation into the allegation of rape involving a prominent Gambian lawyer, who is accused of raping a 16 year old girl; The Point has been reliably informed.
Information has reached to The Point that commuters continue diverting the security checkpoint at Darsilami village in Kombo Central, West Coast Region to get in and out of The Gambia.
Alieu Jallow, Alasan Jeng, Abdourahman Jallow, Ousman Baldeh, Ousman Sarr, Musa Barry, Babacarr Sallah, Pascal Mendy and Sulayman Jallow were on 9 April, 2020, arraigned before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court. They have been docked for allegedly exporting essential commodities, contrary to Section 5 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 7 (1) (a) of the Essential Commodities Emergency Powers Regulations, 2020.
Legislators of the National Assembly after long hours of debate on Friday finally approved the extension of the State of Public Emergency across the country for a period of 45 days as measures to combat the spread of covid-19.