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Tailor Donates 500 Gloves to Police

Nov 19, 2008, 6:44 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

As part of his contribution toward the development of The Gambia Police Force Mr. Malick Mendy, a tailor located at C36 at Kanifing, last week made a handsome donation of gloves to Gambian police. The donation was the tailors' contribution to the safety of our traffic officers. The ceremony was held at the police headquarters in Banjul.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony on behalf of the inspector general of police, the deputy inspector general, Mr. Modou Gaye, asserted that Mr. Mendy is a tailor with a difference because he has been working with The Gambia Police Force for some time now. He said The Gambia Police Force belongs to all Gambians either resident in the country or abroad so we should all work the interest of our land. He said, "we are witness today yet another boost from Mr. Mendy costing us not a single Dalasi.

As the police alone can not do it, we have to join hands to work for the betterment of this country."

He added that if there is no security in place there would be nothing like business in the country so therefore it is our Gambia Police Force.

Also speaking, Mr. Malick Mendy asserted that since 1994 the security system is getting very good and he also feels that each and every Gambian has a role to play in the development of our nation either one way or the other. "I am a tailor. I donated 500 gloves to the police as my contribution, so if another Gambian comes from a different profession and he or she also contributed his quart automatically the thing would move smoothly without press from only one side," he said.

He revealed what motivated him to donate to the police was that he realised that the traffic officers in the traffic without white gloves feel very unsafe standing in the front of the vehicles.

Others who graced the presentation were security chiefs from across the sectors of security services, PRO of police ASP Sulayman Secka, officer commanding Licensing Department, Keluntang Saidy Commissioner of finance and the commissioner of administration.