The National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday donated assorted IT equipment to The Gambia Police Force (GPF) at a ceremony held at the NEA head office in Kanifing. The donated items include 2 digital cameras, a computer desktop and 3-in-1 printer.
The gesture was part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between The Gambia Police Force and the National Environment Agency. The partnership according to officials will enable the police communication unit to support the enforcement of anti-littering laws.
At the presentation ceremony, Momodou Jama Suwareh, the acting executive director of NEA, recalled that the Agency has signed the MoU with the Force in June 2016 as a framework of cooperation to enforce and implement environmental laws in the country.
According to him, environment issues are cross-cutting as it is the driving force in the socio-economic development of any country.
He underscored the crucial role played by police, as they make sure they prosecute people who are victims of anti-littering laws.
“We know that GPF has equipment but we thought that we should provide your office with these items in order to ease your work,” he said.
Lamin Banda Minteh, deputy commissioner, Policy Implementation at The Gambia Police Force, while expressing delight with the gesture, thanked the NEA for the move.
Minteh indicated that NEA needs to partner with relevant institutions to boost its staff through capacity building.
by Amie Susso