Wednesday, February 6, 2008

British high Commission reacts

WOW Gambia: "The British High Commission in Banjul has swiftly reacted to the story and editorial of the Daily Observer, justifying its refusal of UK entry visa to Momodou Sanneh, who is battling with a life-threatening disease called elephantiasis.
In a statement signed by the Deputy High Commissioner Graham Birse, the Banjul-based high commission insisted that the decision by its visa officers were entirely in accordance with the Immigration Rules, saying that have taken note of the patient’s “compassionate circumstances”. However, the British High Commission welcomes reapplication for medical visa from Mr Sanneh, if he so desires, but noted that any fresh application will be treated on its merits.
Below is the full text of the statement:"