31 January 2013

Gambians in Angola Urged to Register With Consulate

Gambians living in the Republic of Angola have been strongly urged by the Gambian honorary consular to that country, to regularise their status by registering with the consulate. This will allow the consulateto know their conditions, as well as ascertain the number of Gambiansin that country.

Hajji Jawara, who was speaking recently during an interview with the Daily Observer, said many non-Gambians are seeking political asylum in Angola claiming to be Gambians."So by registering with us, it will help us stop that," he stated.

He reminded that before the establishment of the Gambian consulate in Angola, Gambians used to pay a fee of US$50 to the British embassy. He however decried that the same citizens now refuse to register and pay the same fee to their own embassy.

Jawara also lamented that some Gambians do not take emergency passport from the Gambian diplomatic mission, but instead choose to take it from other foreign missions; something he said has landed some in trouble in that country.

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