The CEO of the Cornerstone Group, Mr. Alagie Sanyang, on Tuesday, 14th March 2023, handed over 1400 reflective vests to the Ministry of Interior.
The gesture was meant to support and empower security institutions under the Ministry, especially The Gambia Police Force Mobile Traffic Unit, in the execution of their functions and duties to the Gambian people.
On behalf of the Minister of Interior, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Mr. Assan Tangara, thanked Mr. Sanyang and his team for the timely gesture. He acknowledged that this is one of their most significant donations, noting that motor traffic is a critical component in managing and regulating motor vehicles and pedestrians.
He expressed the belief that using the vests will reduce the involvement of traffic police officers in motor accidents, particularly on night duties.
The Permanent Secretary called on other philanthropists to emulate Cornerstone Group’s CEO, Mr. Sanyang, in complementing the government’s efforts.
The Ambassador-at-Large and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia, and Board member of the Cornerstone Group, Pa Omar Faal, said the donation was an expression of their appreciation of the valuable work of the Gambia Police Force and the other security institutions under the Ministry of Interior in maintaining peace and stability in our country.
He said the items had been given due to their importance in providing safety to our security officers while performing their duties.
For his part, CEO Alagie Sanyang said the most important thing one can do for the police is to give them the respect they deserve.
“If anybody thinks that the job of the police is not important, go to a country without police, and you will see why we need the police,” he asserted.
He expressed hope that the small gesture would help boost the morale of the police and help them understand that the community appreciates what they do.
Speaking on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of the Gambia Police Force, Motor Traffic Unit, Mr. Lamin King Colley, affirmed that the vests would enhance their work and commended the donors for the kind gesture.