Police get SCB's boost
Monday, June 02, 2008
The Gambia Police Force (GPF) on Wednesday benefited from a donation of eight brand new executive chairs, four computers and a refrigerator from Standard Chartered Bank (SCB).
Speaking at a presentation ceremony held at the Police Headquarters in Banjul, Kumba Semega Janneh, Head of Legal and Compliance at Standard Chartered Bank, said SCB as a Global company operating in The Gambia is adapting to change to its stakeholders changing requirements, adding that SCB have been successfully doing that in Africa for over 114 years.
At SCB, we aim to provide responsive, innovative and creative solutions to all our customers, staff, communities, investors, regulators and the media" she revealed.
According to her, SCB has from 2005 to date, contributed over 17 million dalasis towards the improvement of the health, education and youths sectors in The Gambia. She added that Standard Chartered Bank had contributed towards the renovation of the Fraud Squad Unit of The Gambia Police Force in Banjul.
"The Gambia Police Force in general and the Fraud Squad Unit in particular have been valued partners to SCB in the goal of complementing our regulators' efforts to eradicate fraud and money laundering in The Gambia," she remarked.
For his part, Momodou Gaye, deputy Inspector General of Police, described the donation as timely, adding that it was not a surprise to them as they have had a longstanding relationship with Standard Chartered Bank.
Deputy IGP Gaye said the materials will be very useful to the police, especially when the Police Financial Intelligence Unit is established this year. He commended Standard Chartered Bank for their support to the police and assured them that the materials would be used wisely.
The ceremony was attended by senior officials of Standard Chartered Bank and The Gambia Police Force.
Jatta Baldeh, Police Commissioner of Administration, chaired the ceremony.
Author: by Assan Sallah