By Aminata Ceesay
The Minister of Women’s Affairs has said that the new government has no prejudices against any institution, assuring that all it is doing is shaping their policies in line with democratic principle of transparency, rule of law and accountability for the rapid development of the country.
In a statement delivered on her behalf by Interior Minister Fatty at the closing of Gambia Armed Forces officials two weeks training on contemporary security, social, political and economic issues of the society at the joint officer’s mess in Kotu, Madam Tambajang, also the overseer of the vice presidency, said: “Therefore, this training which inculcates such lessons as the challenges of political transition-possible roles of the Gambia Armed Forces, civil-military relations in a democratic transition, foreign policy objectives of the Gambia, Ecowas protocol on democracy and good governance-prospects.”
She further noted that challenges and many others all closely related to understanding the principle of good governance, is indeed an invaluable aid to the new Gambia and Government of the day.
Madam Jallow Tambajang described military profession as an honorable profession and must exhibit not only trait and strength of character but to be versatile in knowledge of all sectors of the country.
“Good knowledge of the modus operandi of other government departments is most crucial for all officers charged with the responsibility of inculcating the military ethics into soldiers under their command and providing the necessary leadership.”
Also speaking, the GAF Chief of Defense Staff Lt General Masanneh Kinteh, revealed that recently the director of state intelligence service has boosted their logistics with a brand new motor bike and the director of immigration service equally surprised them with benevolence gesture of a brand new pickup car.
“These two unprecedented gestures have awakened my sense of thoughtfulness. It has given me a new perspective of our sister’s services. It rang the message that it is time for action and not only talking. I wish to register my gratitude to them and renew the assurances of my cooperation and fraternal esteem.
“This training provided a platform to educate, teach and implement up to date current issues and military doctrines based on demands and to fill in gaps for a better understanding of democratic governance.”