Nov 19, 2008, 6:41 AM
In fulfillment of its vision to bring security to the doorsteps of all and sundry, the Office of the Inspector General of Police through the Commissioner of Banjul Division, on Thursday 13th September, opened a new police post at No. 12 Primet Street in Banjul.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Commissioner Aminata Ndure thanked the management of Banjul City Council and the people of Banjul for creating the enabling environment for police to work in.
She thanked the elders of Primet Street for their cooperation and support, and urged them to collaborate with the police in ensuring security through community policing.
She also added that plans are at an advanced stage to open another police post at Crab Island Upper Basic School.
The deputy Mayor of Banjul Mr. Wilston Shyngle thanked the elders and councilor of the area for their effort in ensuring the realization of the opening of the police post.
He added that security is paramount in ensuring development, and as such all must support the police in the attainment of this goal.
He said that hitherto the impression people had of the police as being enemies has now changed to that of understanding and appreciation of their good work.
He added that because of the hard work of the police, the crime rate in Banjul has decreased tremendously, and urged for a continuity of the good work to ensure a crime-free nation.
Recitations were made from the Holy Quran by some elders led by Imam Muhammed Joof after which the post was formally declared open with the raising of the Police Flag accompanied by the blowing of the bugle.
The opening ceremony was attended by senior police of Banjul Police Station and a cross section of women and elders of Primet Street.
The post is currently staffed with eight personnel with Chief Inspector Mariama Sarr serving as Station Officer.