The Gambia Revenue Authority today shut down biometric national documents producer Semlex amid a bitter feud over tax.

Semlex is the sole producer of biometric ID card and driver’s license but it is steeped in a push and pull with GRA over tax. The company claims it’s the ministry of interior that granted it a tax waiver following their re-entry into the country in 2017.

The Fatu Network understands GRA has written to the company on several occasions asking it to pay tax. The authority had earlier found that Semlex did not qualify for a tax waiver.