Members of West Coast Region Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) said they are gravely concerned over the removal of daytime routine police checkpoints in the region, saying it is creating internal security lapses.
During their quarterly meeting at the governor’s conference hall in Brikama on Thursday, the TAC members stressed the need for authorities to bring back the checkpoints to strengthen internal and boarder security in order to combat the rate of drug trafficking, road accidents and crime.
The chief executive offficer of Brikama Area Council, Mam Sait Jallow said it is important to discuss the country’s stability, saying without it no development can take place.
He said for security personnel to effectively do their work, they must be allocated resources and vehicle that will enable them act on time. “TAC is meant to strengthen the decentralisation programme and also help the governor’s office in the coordination and implementation of programmes within the region.”
The region’s governor Bakary Sanyang said his office will be ready to support the decentralized structures to enable them to function efficiently.
He said things have changed and people must be displrase if they are not provided with the service they deserve.