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Helping the police to help us

Nov 20, 2008, 4:16 AM

Mr Malick Mendy is just an ordinary tailor who has turned himself into an extraordinary citizen by virtue of his patriotic act. He recently donated 500 hand gloves to the Gambia Police Force.

"I am a tailor. I donated 500 gloves to the police as my contribution. If another Gambian comes from a different profession and he or she also contributes his or her quota the thing will move smoothly," Mr Mendy said.

As we can see, Mr Mendy is motivated by the urge to support the Gambia Police Force. He has no money to help them. But thinking hard and long about the traffic police he sees on the road every day, he decided to use his talent to contribute the improvement of the police. The result is some 500 hand gloves.

Believe it or not, the police are doing their best to combat crime in the country. Despite meagre resources, they strive day in, day out to make our society safe and free from crime and criminals. They do not have enough vehicles; they do not have enough communication gadgets; they do not have enough of most things they need to do their job more efficiently and effectively. The police would function much better if they got vehicles from individuals or organizations. They would do a lot more for our safety and security if they got support such as Mr Mendy's from time to time.

As Mr Mendy has shown, no contribution is too small to make towards the effectiveness of the police. We suppose they can make do with uniform materials, shoes, and so on. Helping the police to work better is like helping ourselves in that they will work better for our safety and security.