Adama Barrow’s security adviser said on Tuesday, that The Gambia’s security
sector was compromised during the 22-year rule of former President Yahya Jammeh’s
at The Gambia Immigration Department (GID) retreat on its 2019-2014 strategic
plan at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) conference hall along Bertil
Harding highway, Momodou Badjie said the lack of interest on key stakeholder management
was by command without any strategic alignments both vertically and
said there was no bigger motivating pictures, unclear goals working without
resources, no national security architecture and no regulatory framework during
Colonel Badjie said President Barrow’s government has now came up with a reform agenda to increase responsiveness, public trust and confidence in the security sector.
This reform agenda, he said, targets to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of service to the public, enhance compliance with existing regulations and laws in public security service delivery and to entrench a culture of accountability, transparency and ethics in security provisions management and oversight.
M. Touray, Director General of GID said the five-year strategic plan is align
with the NDP and the National Security Policy document.
said to facilitate and expedite the work of the regional commissioners; each
regional commissioner will be given a desktop computer with all the accessories
to support their reporting to the research and planning team and the reporting
Touray said their new projects include a one million dollar project sponsored
by the government of Japan through the International Organisation for Migration
from which will build migrant information data analysis system centers in four
of the strategic border entry points of Amdalai, Giboro, Farafenni and Kerewan.
Njie, representative of the Ministry of Interior said the National Development
Plan that aimed to create a Gambia that is habitable to all her citizens and
ensure effective implementation of the strategic plan, will go a long way in
complementing the creation of a society that everyone envisage.
said the strategic implementation is important because it is where the real
action takes place, saying it is the tactics in the strategic plan that will be
transformed into actions or actual performance.