By Lamin Njie

The United States has said that designations under section 7031(c)(A) of its department of state, foreign operations and related programs appropriation act 2018 would not impact US citizens as it is a visa restriction.

The US last week handed former President Jammeh a fresh setback after it said it was publicly designating him over his involvement in significant corruption. His immediate family is also affected by the sanction.

However, the US government responding to a question from The Fatu Network regarding the fate of Mr Jammeh’s children who are believed to be US citizens said designations under 7031(c) would not impact U.S. citizens, since it is a visa restriction.

“However, due to privacy considerations, we cannot comment on an individual’s citizenship status,” it said.