By Alagie Manneh
At least 79 members of the National School of Active Officers (ENOA) of Senegal are in The Gambia for a study tour.
The one-week tour, according to the PRO of the Gambia Armed Forces, Major Lamin Sanyang, is part of ENOA’s curriculum and especially, as they near graduation.
He told The Standard that during their stay, the officers will meet the Gambia Police Force, members of the National Assembly and the Ecomig mission in The Gambia.
“The Gambia is one of the countries they choose to visit this year, and they will learn about the roles and responsibilities of many institutions. They will have lessons on the role and responsibility of GAF, the role and functions of Ecomig mandate amongst a host of other things.
“Issues surrounding cross-border crime will also be discussed.”
Colonel Bubacarr Koita, ENOA commandant, said one of the reasons for choosing The Gambia as a place to study was down to relations.
“We want our bilateral ties to be even stronger,” he said.
The 73 cadet officers yesterday had discussions with members of the GAF at the Officers Mess, and will continue with other institutions in the coming days.