Bwiam Gets New Police Post
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The Gambia Police Force (GPF) on Tuesday officially opened a new police post for the community of Bwiam, Foni Kansala District, West Coast Region.
The ceremony brought together members of Bwiam council of elders, Imams and ward councilors, among others.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Police Commissioner West Coast Region, Ben Willsen, underscored the importance of the police post, saying that it was opened to strengthen peace within the Bwiam community. He said that maintaining peace was part of the mandate of the police, adding that they were not enemies of society.
He urged the community of Bwiam to continue assisting the police in crime prevention, protection of life and property, and the maintenance of peace and stability, saying that one way of fulfilling this duty was by furnishing the security forces with timely and relevant information on all suspected criminals.
Deputy Police Commissioner, Amie Nyassi, advised the community to cooperate with the police officers, saying that it was not every problem that should be taken to the police, instead the elders of the community and compound heads could also try to settle small problems before reaching the police.
Tamsir Bah, Officer Commanding Sibanor Police Station, thanked the community of Bwiam and individuals who had supported the initiative, saying that this would go a long way in boosting government’s efforts in providing security to the ordinary citizen.
Speaking on behalf of the Alkali of Bwiam, Imam Baba Ceesay thanked the Interior Ministry for initiating such a good development which was geared towards maintaining peace among the people in the community.
Aja Joko Drammeh of the Bwiam Village Development Committee and Kumba Njie of Bwiam both commended president Jammeh for the development, saying this would help maintain peace within the country, noting that with peace, everything is possible.
Author: Sulayman Jaye