State Intelligence Services (SIS) will host the first ever regional
intelligence conference in The Gambia, The Point has learnt.
The two days conference which commences today will bring together intelligence chiefs from all the ECOWAS member states to discuss issues concerning regional peace among a host of other issues. The theme for this year’s convergence is: ‘Cyberspace a Challenge to National, Regional and International Peace and Security, Call for Concern.’
The DG of SIS, Ousman Sowe, in a recent interview with The Point spoke on the significance of the forum, describing Gambia’s hosting of the event as ‘long overdue’. The forum, he said, will also bring together ambassadors, lawyers and members of civil society organisations among others.
SIS hosting the conference, he added, is good for the country and it also indicates the trust and reaffirmation that SIS as a service of the people is registering significantly both at home and abroad. “This is the first ever conference that The Gambia is hosting since the creation of the services in the country.”
The outcome of the meeting, the SIS boss pointed out, will lead to enhancing peace and security in The Gambia, the region, continent and the world at large. “SIS hosting the event is also a testimony to the fact that there’s indeed massive Security Sector Reform ongoing in the country.”