Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) has called on men
and women in the uniform to stay away from politics, and allow politicians to
decide what is good for the country
Major General Yankuba Drammeh was speaking at a recent decoration of soldiers at a ceremony held in Banjul.
“Absolute and total loyalty to the state and the constitution is required of all military personnel. We should not get ourselves involved in politics. Let us allow politician to do their job.”
The Deputy CDS maintained that he is personally proud to serve in uniform and that he expects those in uniform to feel the same. “I expect every one of you to be proud to serve in uniform. This is the ultimate sacrifice you can do for your country. Serving in the military is one of the most-noble professions in the world.”
To this end, Major General Drammeh urged soldiers to be proud of themselves when serving in the military.
“People can say whatever they want to say, but what is important is remain focused and always remember the sacrifice you are doing for the country. Remember peace and stability is significant for societal cohesion and sustainable national development.
He reminded that their collective aspiration to advance the country to the next level can’t be achieved in the absence of peace and stability, thus he urged the men and women in uniform to maintain the peace and stability in the country.