Jan 18, 2013, 11:10 AM
The Minister of Interior, Ousman Sonko, who presided over the passing out ceremony of 12 intake of the Gambia Immigration Department, at the Old Police Headquarters in Banjul last Thursday stated that the primary duties of Immigration Officers is to safeguard national documents, as well as monitor the movement of persons, in and out of the country.
According to him, the recruits who had undergone six months training in the areas of border patrol, passport processing, citizenship and refugee matters, public administration, Biometric ID card processing, among others, comprises 87males and 77 females.
He urged them to live up to expectations and to remember that the field they have chosen is a noble profession.
Delivering his statement at the occasion, the acting Director-General of the Gambia Immigration Department, Buba Sagnia reminded recruits to implement all what they have learnt in the course.
He urged the officers to be ready to serve the nation with loyalty and dedication to duties, and to also serve as good ambassadors.
He advised them to be disciplined and ready to serve both nationals and non-nationals in due execution of their duties without fear or favour, and to honour the ethics of the profession.
At the end of the ceremony, the three best recruits: Salifu Jabang Mariama Colley and Bubacarr Bojang were promoted to the rank of Corporal.
He thanked President Jammeh and the Ministry of the Interior for the support given to them.
The ceremony was graced by service chiefs and a cross- section of the public.