WANEP organizes procession for Peace Day
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP), in collaboration with other stakeholders, on Saturday organized a march past starting from Westfield to Buffer Zone at Tallinding in observance of the International Day of Peace, which is being run on the theme "Stop Violence and Crime".
Speaking at the occasion, Pemela Cole, national coordinator (WANEP-Gambia), assured the gathering that they would continue to collaborate with stakeholders in reducing crime rate. She described peace as everybody's business and that it cannot be done by an individual neither government alone.
Cole thanked Gambega for the support they rendered to them, noting that they contribute simply because without peace business cannot be done. For his part, Superitendant Sulayman Secka, Public Relation officer of the Gambia Police Force, said "if you look at the theme, it shows that WANEP is trying to join hands with the police in trying to see how best they could reduce crime rate being experienced in the communities and to see that roads are safe for all road users".
Momodou Senghore, Operation and Safety manager of the National Road Authority, called on drivers and all road users to be responsible. He urged them to behave well while driving and to observe the signs on the road; that the signs are there to guide them on how to use the road as they drive.
Author: by Omar Wally