Issued Tuesday 28 March 2017
GLOVE Project on 24 March 2017 donated 31 pairs of shoes to the police, at a
handing-over ceremony held at the conference hall at Police headquarters in
The gesture is aimed at complementing the government’s development efforts in not only health, but also education and other socio-economic development areas.
The donated items were received by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Yankuba Sonko, in the presence of some senior police commissioners and other ranks of the police force.
The IGP expressed profound gratitude to the GLOVE Project and their CEO, Jackie Church, for being instrumental in supporting The Gambia.
“The Gambia Police Force has a secret of making best use of the little available resources, which makes the GPF outstanding,” IGP Sonko stated.
He assured the team that the donated items will be put into best use, and appealed to them to continue with such noble initiatives since the government cannot do it all alone.
According to IGP Sonko, “the bedrock of the development of every nation is based on its security, although we have constraints, as it is with most African countries’ police.”
He assured the team that the donated items will be put to good use, and urged them to continue with such noble initiatives since the government cannot do it all alone.
The CEO of the GLOVE Project, Jackie Church, echoed the words of the IGP, saying although they focus more on other sectors of development, they have also been ensuring that some form of support would always go to the security sector for the past five years, because security is fundamental to development.
The ceremony was chaired by the commissioner of Police for Policy Implementation, Lamin Banda.