Gambia: Rigorous Screening of ID Cards Claimants

Published: 18/Oct/2018
Source: Forayaa (Gambia)

Rigorous screening is applied be approval is given for the issuing of national identity cards. This has resulted in many claims for ID cards being rejected leading to some to raise concerns on how the biometric ID cards are issued. Omar Njie posited that his application was rejected for a reason not very clear to him. He showed his previous biometric ID card and birth certificate to this reporter and gave detailed explanation of how his application was rejected. “I applied the same way as I did in the previous formal way of acquiring the biometric but this time, I am denied,” he said. Asked on what ground he was rejected, Njie said he was told that his birth certificate and previous biometric ID cards were not his but documents of one is of his parents.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Gambia
Year: 2018