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Riders for Health donates motorbikes to police

Dec 15, 2009, 2:25 PM | Article By: Pa Momodou Faal

As part of their contributions to provide smooth and safety transportation for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, yesterday Riders for Health donated two Yamaha motor bicycles and riding gears, worth over half a million Dalasi to the Gambia Police Force, at its headquarters in Kanifing.

Speaking at a brief handing over ceremony, the Director of Riders for Health, Mrs. Therese Drammeh said the donation is meant to ease the work of the police at community level, noting that last year they had donated 2 riders to the Immigration in Basse.

The Riders for Health is here to complement the efforts of the government and to ensure that people drive safely.

Omar Jah, the Operation Director at Riders for Health said two officers of the Gambia Police Force were trained by riders on how to use a motor cycle.

Delivering the vote of thanks, Police PRO Superintendent Sulayman Secka described Riders for Health as a partner in national development. He assured them that the motor bikes would be put to good use.

Police Licensing Officers covering Janjangbureh and North Bank Region, said the donation would go a long way towards easing the work of the police in the area.

The motor bikes were received by Superintendent Siaka Joof, OC. Licensing Kanifing, on behalf of the IGP.

The occasion was chaired by Alhagie Cherno Jallow.