Gambia govt refutes reports that ID deal with Semlex was aborted

04/04/18

Gambia's government has denied reports in local media that an identity system deal with Belgian firm Semlex is in doubt.

Further to news reports that the Semlex Contract was aborted, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General has confirmed that the contract between the Government of The Gambia and Semlex has not been aborted.

As indicated by the Spokesperson of the Government of The Gambia during the last press conference, the company was invited by the Government of The Gambia for a re-negotiation and review of some of the provisions in the existing contract.

These negotiations have been concluded and plans are underway for the implementation of the biometric identity Cards to start soon.

Last week, citing official sources the Freedom Post had claimed the Barrow government has decided to put a hold on the signing of the contract it had earlier intended to enter with the firm Semlex. 

 

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