At the inauguration, Ousman Bojang, Alkalo of New Yundum, expressed delight in having such a traffic police post in his community, saying the inauguration of this new traffic police in his community is timely and laudable.
"The construction of this post came at a time the community need it most because it is the busiest area of this community since there are three important functional places used by people daily which is the Health Centre, Market and the Lower and Upper Basic School. There are hundreds of people daily both men and women, young and old that cross the road to visit these three important areas. Because we all know the importance of health, education and market in our daily lives." he said.
Subsequently, the Alkalo used the forum to advise citizens and residents of New Yundum to take ownership of the traffic police post and the need for every citizen to be a police officer as the security of the nation is key to everyone since the police can't do it alone.
Saikouba Jarju, National Assembly Member for Busumbala Constituency, said when The Gambia had changes in 2016, the doors and environment were open for every genuine Gambian to see what they can contribute to the development of the country.
Jarju made reference to a historic inaugural address made by former United States president John F. Kennedy who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country".
This question he said, has been sincerely answered by the youths of New Yundum by coming together to build the structure.
He called on the general public to see the police as service providers.
Also speaking, Famara Jallow, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, said that all citizens should try and be law abiding at all cost and in that way they can pave the way for a better country.
"This Traffic Police Post is quite important and is going to make sure security is rendered to the community of New Yundum and surrounding".