Jun 15, 2012, 2:34 PM
The Director General of the Gambia Immigration Department, Buba Sagnia, has said that the greatest weapon to combat any problem is knowledge, and that knowledge is the most expensive commodity of our time.
He was speaking at the opening of a day-long training session conducted by two investigators from the US Embassy in
The training exercise, organized by US Embassy in
The training course, among others, sought to capacitise immigration personnel drawn from the
Mr. Sagnia commended the
The Immigration boss urged his men to endeavor to live up to expectations, noting that they are few out of many who are privileged to take part in the training course.
DG Sagnia was, however, optimistic that the knowledge gained during the training will guide his staff in their daily responsibilities, while also urging them to share their new knowledge with their colleagues who could not attend.
He expressed the hope that this sort of cooperation and support from the US diplomatic mission in The Gambia will be a continuous thing, in the interest of security in The Gambia and worldwide.
Kerry Osterhout, Overseas Criminal Investigator and an attaché at the US Embassy in
“The Government of The Gambia accepted us with open arms, and allowed us to come at short notice to provide this training. It is a wonderful experience being in The Gambia,” she said.
According to her, in
“It is a job that is difficult to do, but I am imploring you to do more,” she added.
In her presentation on ‘Detecting an Impostor’, Investigator Kerry said her work is to investigate fraudulent documents, including visas and passports.