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CDS Drammeh says people must learn to forgive and forget, as he meets Mayor Bensouda

Jun 12, 2020, 1:38 PM

Gambia’s army chief has emphasized the importance of peace and security in the promotion of togetherness and implementation of advance development, saying people must learn to forgive and forget and forge ahead.

During a courtesy visit to the Kanifing Municipal Council Mayor on Thursday, Major General Yankuba Drammeh said people should live to forgive and forget, saying that there is always a natural instinct that leads a person not to forgive and forget.

The visit was meant to strengthen bilateral relationship between the Council and the Armed Forces in delivering development. It targets to compliment the efforts of the Council and how to collectively work together.

Major General Drammeh said 14th of June every year is world blood donor day and the military will be participating in donating blood this year as they always do, saying they are the largest in giving blood to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital.

"The top echelon of the military will give out blood. This year, Serrekunda, Bwiam, Farafenni, Basse and Bansang hospitals are identified where we will give blood. We want to explore the possible partnership areas because peace and security are inter-related. Today I want to reiterate the firm commitment of The Gambia Armed Forces in this development endeavour."

Mayor Talib Ahmed Bensouda said the custodian of peace and security is the security sector, saying security service has been a very vital institution which is currently undergoing some reforms. "We appreciate this visit and hope that it will continue to cement our relationship."

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