By David Kujabi, Police PRO
History was made on May 21, 2018 at the Gambia Police Headquarters when three Commissioners were promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
The three who are the first to ever put on the AIG rank were decorated at a ceremony graced by Mr. Bully Dibba Permanent Secretary Ministry of Interior, Inspector General of Police and Senior Police officers.
The recepients include CP Demba Sowe, CP Ebrima Bah and CP Abdoulie Sanyang.
The ceremony also marked the decoration of other personnel to senior ranks; eight to the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), one to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (SP) another to the rank of Assistant Commissioner, and five to the rank of Commissioner.
In delivering his remarks, PS Dibba congratulated the newly promoted personnel and encouraged them to continue to maintain good leadership practice. He urged them to be courageous in their dealings and be ready to take full responsibility of their actions.
IGP Kinteh on his part told the newly decorated that the promotion is a new challenge and an added responsibility to their careers in devotion to the rule of Law.
“Considering the obligations, roles and responsibilities, new structure and reforms of the Gambia Police Force in ensuring and adherence to the rule of Law, it is no doubt that this promotion will strengthen the efforts towards a competent Police Force that would provide better services to the Gambian citizens” he said.
IGP Kinteh further added that, the Senior Officers being decorated are officers worthy of emulation by all other personnel as they are with the requisite skills and knowledge to strive and make the Force to grow.
He however cautioned that promotion is not for ornamentation but rather a great challenge particularly for the AIG ranks as it has been vacant for many years.
“This promotion is based on our belief in your commitment to service delivery in the overall quest for quality and more harmonious relationship with society for the interest of the nation,” he added.
Other speakers included Alhagie Mamour Jobe Deputy Inspector General of Police who did the welcome remarks and ASP Ebou Colley who delivered the vote of thanks.