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Pristine Consulting certifies 24 police officers

Aug 30, 2010, 2:57 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

In recognition of their contribution to the GAMBIS project in the country, Pristine Consulting last Friday 27th August 2010 awarded certificates to 24 police officers across the country, at a ceremony held at the Police Headquarters in Banjul.

Addressing the crowd on behalf of CEO Ms. Yamie A.B. Njie, the Human Resources Manager at the Pristine Consulting said they have trained 24 police officers, out of which 18 were deployed to the GAMBIS project for the issuance of the Biometric Driving Licence. She further revealed that these 18 officers are stationed within the five GAMBIS offices nation-wide. "As our partners in nation-building we see that in order to have a successful project, training of our staff is imperative and due to high tech nature of the processes in place every staff working for the GAMBIS project goes through a screening process in order to select the best out of the lot," she said.

She then lauded them for their achievement, which he ascribed to their hard work and dedication.

Speaking earlier, Inspector General of Police Yankuba Sonko thanked the Pristine Consulting for what he called their contribution to national development. Noting that GAMBIS project is a new project in the country, he said, it is one of the best the police are associated with.

IGP Sonko noted that the project is not only helping the trained officers in the GAMBIS project, but also help in the detection of crimes.

He therefore thanked the Pristine Consulting for training officers in the area of technology, adding that the officers are in fact not only serving GAMBIS project, but Gambia Police Force as well.

Sonko noted that after the officers completed their career with GAMBIS project they would be transferred to other units, and thus continue to utilise their knowledge with their colleagues.

He therefore urged the Pristine Consulting to offer more training to officers in order to increase their investigative skills.

Also present at the occasion were the Deputy IGP Edward Sambou, Mustapha Njie, Station Manager of Pristine Consulting, and Police spokesperson PRO Secka.