May 15, 2012, 12:39 PM
Ecobank Gambia Ltd presented the items through its head of domestic banking, Fatou Jallow, to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ousman Gibba, at a ceremony held at the Police Headquarters in Banjul.
Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Ebrima Jobe, head of public sector at Ecobank Gambia, said the donation was part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility, adding that they highly recognize, respect and applaudthe role being played by the police.
“We cannot go without the police, especially those of us in the banking sector,” Jobe said, stating that the relationship between the Gambia Police Force and Ecobank Gambia has been forged and remained cordial over the years.
“As our business grows – since we are just six years old in the Gambian banking industry, we pledge that the police force will continue to receive more,” he said.
Fatou Jallow, head of domestic banking at Ecobank Gambia, thanked the police force for giving them the opportunity to operate as a bank, and appreciated the partnership that exists between the two institutions.
“I hope that the relations will continue, and give us the business you have so that we can grow and give back to the community,” she said.
Ousman Gibba, deputy Inspector General of Police, commended Ecobank for the gesture, saying the cordial relationship that exists between the two institutions would go from strength to strength.
“We will always continue to remember you for always extending a helping hand to the Gambia Police Force,” DIGP Gibba said.