GFRS may stop responding to Ebo Town Says PRO Drammeh

Friday, January 19, 2018

Public relation officer of The Gambia Fire and Rescue Services (GFRS) Muhammad Drammeh has revealed at a meeting with Ebo Town elders that they may stop assisting the community if young people there continue to play foul on their staff.

On January 2, some young people of the community attacked fire rescue officers during a fire outbreak blaming the fire fighters for responding late. “We were informed late and responded immediately but the youth started to insult and throw stones on our officers when they arrived there,” Mr. Drammeh said.

During the meeting which was held at the Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday, Mr. Drammeh said again on January 14, the youth of the community again denied them from conducting their job when a fire outbreak occurred there.

He warned that they will be left with no choice but to stop responding to the community’s request for support when fire strike if the youth fail to change their attitude towards them.

National assembly member of the area Alhagie Drammeh promised to engage the young people on a discussion to stop the act.

Deputy Imam of Ebo Town Modou Borrow and the alkalo’s representative Nfally Jarju both expressed disappointment with the behavior of the young people of the area, saying they will engage them to understand the work of the fire officers.

Lamin B. Ceesay, youth chairperson of the community condemned the young people’s act, saying they should be informed about their duties and responsibilities. “They are conducting all these wrongdoing in the name of democracy; which they are mistaking. On behalf of the youth, I apologies for all what happened.” 

Author: Pa Modou Cham