The Gambia Police Force have received donated equipment worth over 35 million dalasis from German Police (GPST) during a ceremony held at Police Intervention Unit headquarters in Kanifing. 

The donated equipment included four Toyota minivans, three Toyota Hilux pickups, fifteen Yamaha bikes, ten Canon cameras, and various crime scene kits designated for the PIU, Mobile Traffic, HR, and Forensic Units.

Speaking at the ceremony, Gambia’s Inspector General of Police, Seedy Mukhtar Touray, expressed profound gratitude to the GPST for their steadfast support in skills transfer and logistical provisions.

He highlighted the crucial role of the GPST in the transformative agenda of The Gambia Police Force, which aims to create a professional service that respects human rights and the rule of law.

He assured that the donated equipment would be effectively utilized by the beneficiary units to enhance their service capabilities.

For his part, Steffen Haas, the Deputy Head of the GPST Project, provided an overview of the extensive training and logistical support the GPST has offered to the GPF over the years.

He also announced an additional upcoming support of 25 million dalasis and reaffirmed the GPST’s commitment to continue this beneficial collaboration.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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