Twenty Immigration officers over the weekend left for Italy to undergo a two-week training programme as part of the bilateral cooperation between The Gambia Immigration Department and the Italian Ministry of Interior.
Over 80 officers have benefited from the training over the past four years.
Information on this latest batch of trainees was contained in a press release issued by The Gambia Immigration Department.
Below is the full text of the release:
Twenty Immigration officers over the weekend left for Italy to undergo two-week training as part of the bilateral cooperation between The Gambia Immigration Department and the Italian Ministry of Interior. It could be recalled that over 80 officers benefited from the training over the past four years.
The training participants are expected to undergo training in a wide range of courses ranging from document security, identity theft, screening among others.
Addressing the officers, the Director General of the Immigration Department, Alhaji Pa Baboucarr Mboob, reiterated the importance and interest his Department attached to the training. He maintained that the training will go a long way towards building the capacities of the officers and enhance the efforts of The Gambia Immigration Department in overcoming the challenges faced in the enforcement of immigration laws.
He enjoined officers to maintain high level of regard and respect to Italian law, culture, norms and values. He equally advised them to remain focused, maintain steadfastness, commitment and exercise high level of discipline during the course of the training.
The Immigration boss thus thanked the Italian Ministry of Interior for the continued support and the closer collaboration and cooperation that exist between the two institutions.
DG Mboob assured of his continual commitment to the long existing relation between the two entities.
Commissioners of Administration and Operations, Karamo Sanneh and Lamin Jatta respectively, both echoed similar sentiments.
20 Immigration Officers Leave
for Italy Training