Oct 23, 2015, 11:03 AM
German Police Support Team (GPST) in the Gambia recently presented a package of
equipment aid to the Gambia Police Force (GPF) at a ceremony held at the Police
Headquarters in Banjul.
The items included 117 pairs of boots; 234 pairs of socks; 397 pieces of protective vest, 96 pieces of overalls, 12 projectors, 12 HP laptops, 32 digital printers, 18 desktop computers, 14 metal cabinets, 20 handheld radios, 520 traffic safety jackets, forensic materials, 80 chairs, 30 tables, desks, white boards, black boards and flip charts among others.
Chief superintendent of police, Robert Nerud, project coordinator GPST in The Gambia, said the partnership between the GPF and that of Germany has significantly been strengthened during this year.
He added: “In 2019 alone, numerous supports in the form of trainings, equipment boost and infrastructural development have been rendered to the GPF through the cooperation. The German foreign office is very enthusiastic about the GPF support project. Therefore, with great pleasure I am glad to inform that the foreign office has granted approval for the continuation of the project for next year in 2020.”
Receiving the items on behalf of the IGP, the deputy inspector general of Police, Abdoulie Sanyang, expressed heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the German Police Support Team in the Gambia for their unflinching support to the GPF.
“The equipment will no doubt add value to the quality of services delivered by the GPF,” he said, adding that for a Police Department to function effectively it must be well trained, well resourced and well commanded. He continued: “GPF has many partners supporting or promising support but the GPST is one of the leaders in terms of support to GPF.”
The ceremony ended with a formal presentation of equipment which included 117 pairs of boots, 234 pairs of socks, 397 pieces of protective vest, 96 pieces of overalls, 12 projectors, 12 HP laptops, 32 digital printers, 18 desktop computers, 14 metal cabinets, 20 handheld radios, 520 traffic safety jackets, forensic materials, 80 chairs, 30 tables, desks, white boards, black boards, flip charts among others.