Barrow makes stop-over at Brusubi security apparatus


By M Darboe & M Ceesay

As the month-long presidential tour reaches the climax, President Adama Barrow on Sunday made a stop-over at the Brusubi roundabout to see for the first time the cutting-edge security surveillance cameras installed there to ramp up the area’s security interventions.

A little over 10 months ago, a Gambian business tycoon, Sillaba Samateh, sponsored the installation of the security cameras in that area of the growing Brusubi to curb crime.


The security infrastructure, using sophisticated technology, boasts of both wide coverage and capacity to store data for up to six months.

On Sunday, President Barrow used his visits to some coastal communities to see for himself the technology and he was apparently impressed.

The president expressed delight in Sillaba’s intervention, saying it is expected of a good citizen.

He, therefore, urged other ‘well-meaning’ Gambians to follow suit.

Meanwhile, Sillaba Samateh was happy that no major crime has been heard of in the area since the installation of the security apparatus.

“I can vouch that for the past nine to 10 months, no crime has been reported in this area. The cameras do not only deter criminals but also help regulate the flow of traffic because drivers are mindful of them,” Sillaba enthused.

He made an impassioned call on Gambians to always put the country first, join forces and develop as one people and one nation.