14 police officers leave for Darfur
Friday, April 18, 2008
A contingent of fourteen police officers of The Gambia Police Force will leave Banjul today, Friday, April 18 to the Sudanese trouble region of Darfur under the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
The fourteen will join one hundred Gambian police peace keepers who are currently in Darfur.
In his words of wisdom during a farewell ceremony yeaserday at the police headquarters in Banjul, police Commissione Jatta Baldeh,who deputised for the Deputy Inspector General of police, said the deployment of the contingent is a manifestation of The Gambia's readiness to maintain peace in Sudan.
He told the contingent to always obey command and be more vigilant to deal with situations with consciousness and maturity.
"We have to organised pre-deployment training sessions for the stand by forces in a bid to keep them abreast with the challenges they are expected to encounter", he said.
While commending all stakeholders who have contributed to the success of the deployment, commissioner Baldeh, urged them to continue to keep the flag of The Gambia flying high on peacekeeping missions.
For his part, FRI Jammeh, police advicer implored the officers to very be careful while in Sudan."Keep high standard of discipline and professionalism. Execute your duties without fear or favour in the advantage of the majority. Respect the human rights values and don't take revenge," he adviced, noting tthat the continent should acquaint themselves with the tradition, cultural and social norms of Sudan.
Edward Sambou, Commissioner of police, urged the contingent to leave up to the UN peacekeeping standards.
Ebrima Bah, Chief Supretendent of The Gambia police force who doubles as the personal assistant to the Inspector General of the police chaired the farewell ceremony.
Author: by Hatab Fadera