The President, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa, has presented Swords of Authority to ten army generals actively serving The Gambia Armed Forces.
This was conducted in a brief ceremony on the sidelines of the march past of the security forces, school children and voluntary organisations at the iconic Arch 22 in Banjul.
That event was graced by thousands of people including members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps in the country, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Chief Justice of The Gambia, Cabinet Ministers amongst a host of dignitaries and a cross section of Gambians.
The generals are: Lieutenant General Ousman Bargie, Chief of Defense Staff of The Gambia Armed Force; Major General Yankuba Drammeh, Deputy Chief of Defense Staff; Lieutenant General Sulayman Badjie, Chief of Republic National Guards; Brigadier General Ansumana Tamba, Commander State Guards Battalion; Brigadier General Umpa Mendy, Principal Protection Officer; Brigadier General Momodou Sowe, Chief of Operation and Logistics, GAF; Commodore Sillah Kujabi, Chief of Naval Staff; Brigadier General RDK Sanneh; Brigadier Borra Colley, Commander Patrol Team and Ismael Oscan, Turkish Military Adviser in The Gambia.
Each of them marched to receive the sword from their Commander-in-Chief by order of seniority.
by Musa Ndow