The Basse Area Council (BSAC) recently supported the Makamasireh Police Intervention Union (PIU) Camp with a financial donation that is meant to purchase some needed materials to boost the operations of the said camp.
The establishment of the Camp in the community by The Gambia Police Force is to ensure 24 hours security patrol in the area following the recent brutal armed robbery attack in the village that claimed the life of Muhammed Nanki, 36.
The camp is part of strategies put in place by the security apparatus throughout the country with a view to halting such occurrences in the region.
Speaking at the presentation of the D24,600 to the camp in a ceremony held at the Basse Area Council Chambers, the governor of the Upper River Region, Alhaji Omar Sompo Ceesay commended the BSAC for complementing the efforts of the security forces in the region.
Commenting on the significance of security towards national development, the regional governor stated that no nation can achieve its development aspirations in the absence of peace and security. He said the incident was a shock to the entire country, thus he commended The Gambia Police Force for their positive response in establishing a camp in the area.
Governor Ceesay added that the aim of the government of The Gambia under the leadership of President Jammeh is to ensure that every Gambian, irrespective of his or her political affiliation, sleeps well in a peaceful manner. He, therefore, called on the securities of the region to redouble their efforts in ensuring peace and stability in the region and the country at large.
The chief executive officer of BSAC, Modou Lamin Jaiteh, said the donation was in response to a request from the police command in the region to support the new PIU camp in the area. Basse Area Council, he added, is committed towards national development.
“We can only do our business as normal when there is peace and stability; therefore, supporting the people that are in that area is important,” he noted.
CEO Jaiteh stated further that the support is part of the Council’s contribution in supporting the development aspirations in the region by ploughing back the 60% Council contributions to the tax payers, while urging the beneficiaries to utilise the money for its intended purpose.
Speaking on behalf of the securities in the region, the chief of police operations in URR, Saloum Njie thanked the Basse Area Council for their positive response. The support, he added would go a long way in complementing their efforts, adding that the security taskforce in the region is doing their utmost best in arresting such occurrences.
by Momodou Jawo
in Basse URR