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"Helping The Security Services is Helping The Whole Nation" - Secy Sonko

Sep 12, 2008, 7:32 AM | Article By: By Bakary Samateh

The Honourable Secretary of State for Interior, Ousman Sonko, has said that helping security officers means you are helping the whole nation, because without them there would no peace or stability and nothing can be established in the absence of peace.

SOS Sonko was speaking at a presentation ceremony of 200 handcuffs and four Touch Lights by one Lamina Saidy a Gambian and his Jamaican counter-part Redelf Beranard as their contribution toward the national development. The ceremony was held recently at the Police Headquarters in Banjul.

Hon. Sonko asserted that his department's delight with the donors, "cannot be over emphasised."

He further stated that "the donated items will be very helpful most especially the handcuffs. They will make the policing work easier because without handcuff you can't arrest any defaulters and control them to be brought to the police station." Turning to the Touch Lights, Secy Sonko asserted that it would be very helpful most especially our traffic officers who are on the public highways for the good of the road user. He said the police is the oldest security agency in The Gambia, "but still we are yet to have our own website". He therefore assured the donors of his department's readiness to work with anybody when necessary. "Our doors are always opening for each and every one either directly or indirectly," he concluded.