Interior Minister vows to maintain internal security


By Aminata Ceesay The Interior Minister, Mai Ahmed Fatty, has vowed to maintain the security, peace and stability of the nation. Honorable Fatty was speaking recently during a National dialogue with West Coast Region community elders, villagers, chiefs, Seyfolu, and Alkalolu at the Deputy Governor’s office in Brikama. “We thought that it is important to come and speak to the community in west coast region, particularly the communities in the Fonis. I assure you that the government of the Gambia is here for all Gambians, without discrimination to regions or ethnicity or gender. “Today is the beginning of national dialogue in order to assure communities that feel uncomfortable, that the law is here for all Gambians and that we will continue to protect every Gambian, whether you are pro or anti Government. There have been reports of challenging instances, particularly in the Fonis, specifically Foni Bintang and also in the border communities, propel that perhaps Government is not focusing on their welfare in terms of security. We feel we need to engage the chiefs, the Alkalolu and the community leaders to know that indeed the Government cares about them and that their security, without their security, the nation will not also be secure.” He added: “I understand that it is absolutely important to maintain peace and the stability in the Gambia and we can only do this when we maintain internal security. I consider our communities indispensible in the maintaining of stability.” The Deputy Governor of Brikama, Musa B Suso and the Inspector General of Gambia Police Force, Yankuba Sonko, all shared similar sentiments, describing the move taken by the interior minister as timely and vital in ensuring that the security, peace and stability of the communities is maintained.]]>