Security officers certified
Friday, August 03, 2012
The Information Technology Association of the Gambia (ITAG) Basse-chapter Tuesday awarded certificates to security officers’ in the Upper River Region (URR) that completed a two-week skills training on windows, file management and microsoft office word, among others, at Basse Skill Training Centre. The presentation ceremony was held at the Basse Police Station.
Speaking at the event, Abubacarr Kulibally, the public relations officer of the Board of Trustees of the Association harped on the significance of the training. He said the roles of the security officers in the country cannot be overemphasised, noting that the training is meant help them to contribute their quota in the development of security in the country. As technology is improving, he said, it is of paramount importance for them to build their capacities.
The deputy Police Commissioner for URR, Kemeta Nfally Sambou, commended ITAG for providing such an important training. He pointed out that government alone cannot do it all, and urged other associations to emulate ITAG. Sambou also advised the officers to positively filter the knowledge gained from the training to their various stations.
For his part, the chairman of ITAG Basse Chapter, Ebrima Camara, urged the participants to make best use of the opportunities provided to them. He explained that ITAG was established with the ultimate aim of promoting the use and development of ICT in the country, adding that since the establishment of the Association it has rendered remarkable achievement in capacity building, among others.
Delivering the vote of thanks on behalf of the officer, Madi Trawally from the Gambia Police Force commended ITAG for conducting the training.
Author: Momodou Jawo in Basse, URR