GAF mobility boost
Thursday, May 10, 2012
We have always maintained that security is one of the most fundamental aspects of the development of every society. Guaranteed security gives a people confidence to participate in the socio-economic development process. This is why our constitution provides for an institution of security services with the prime task of ensuring that the people live in an environment in which they can harness and utilise their potentials in a peaceful atmosphere.
It is no coincidence that the strength and capacity of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) is continuously boosted to enable it to effectively and efficiently perform its task. GAF's primary task of safeguarding the country's territory is no doubt unquestionable, as evident in the prevailing admirable peace and stability this country enjoys.
Despite its commendable performance, it is obvious that GAF still requires further enhancement in terms of capacity. This, fortunately, is a fact the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces has never lost sight of. President Jammeh's recent donation of 16 brand new vehicles, which is of course not the first of its kind, is a testimony to this.
The motor vehicles given to GAF will go a long way in facilitating their patrol needs as well as their timely response in times of emergency. The move by the president simply explains his already expressed ambition of ensuring that every individual within the country goes to bed comfortably and wakes up to carry out his or her business without fear.
GAF should therefore utilise the vehicles in the most efficient of manners, and this should go along with a continued show of loyalty to the state. This will be the only way to reciprocate the president's goodwill and humanitarian gesture. As Gambians, we are blessed with a leader whose utmost priority is to ensure equal development in all sectors of our society. Complementing his efforts to that effect is in the best interest of nation building.
Author: Daily Observer