Indian supermarket owner donates to the police

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Vijay Aswani, the Indian proprietor of Alvihag Supermarket in The Gambia, recently donated 3 tricycles to the Gambia Police Force.

Speaking at the presentation held at the police headquarters in Banjul, IGP Yankuba Sonko thanked the donor for the goodwill gesture and for fulfilling his corporate social responsibility.

He said the tricycles would go a long way in making the work of the police easier and would also complement the government’s efforts at addressing the transport needs of the police force.

“The machines will go a long way in complementing the efforts of the police in fighting crimes because the better the force is equipped, the more efficient in terms of service delivery,” IGP Sonko said.

CP Demba Sowe, Police Commissioner for Administration, said the donation came at a time the police force needed such material the most.

Vijay Aswani, the donor, commended the GPF for ensuring law and order prevails in the country.

He also commended The Gambia government for creating an environment conducive for businesses to flourish in the country.

He said his business used to provide assistance to communities in the form of medicine and medical equipment but this year he decided that the GPF should be supported.

Mr Aswani expressed his commitment to giving more support to the GPF.

Meanwhile, the three donated machines are expected to be deployed to the Police Training Academy, Sukuta Police Station and Keneba Police Station.

Author: Njie Baldeh