Gambians faces difficulties conducting business without ID cards

Gambians faces difficulties conducting business without ID cards

Gambians are increasingly getting irate at the continuing refusal of the government to issue national identity cards.

Citizens say they are unable to carry out financial and other business transactions after their identity cards expired.

They have called on the authorities to lift the suspension on issuing of the cards.

The opposition GDC party has joined citizens in calling for the suspension to be lifted.

It urged the government to resume issuing identity cards or release a statement to urge financial institutions and businesses to accept expired IDs.

Issuing of IDs and passports have been suspended since March. The government said national documents were given to foreigners and wanted to protect the credence of the documents.

Gambia’s Minister of Interior, Mai Ahmad Fatty told Parliament that procedures are being implemented to make sure that the issuing of national documents are done accordingly.

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