Jul 2, 2010, 1:07 PM
The Gambia Armed Forces and the Royal Gibraltar Regiment of the UK have started a five-day training on psychology of leadership for members of the Armed and Security Services of The Gambia.
The official opening, held on Monday at the Joint Officers Mess in Kotu, was attended by senior military officers and government officials.
Speaking on the occasion, Lt Omar Bojang, public relations officer of The Gambia Armed Forces, said leadership in any form asks for determination and commitment.
The training, he says, is another advantage for the military “where one as a leader your activities have to be ratified by your men, especially in terms of conflicts”.
Having the training for the security services serves as a demonstration of the Gambia Armed Forces to build the capacity of the army, especially at the senior level, he says.
“This is going to continue and will enhance the capacity of The Gambia Armed Forces,” he said.
PRO Bojang who spoke on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff, thanked the training team and the British government for the gesture.
Col. Ronnie MacCourt, senior lecture at the training, said: “The training is vital for members of the Armed and Security Forces.”He added that the training will equip the participants with skills that will make them “effective” in carrying out their duties