IGP Sanyang Promotes 14 graduate Constables to Cadet ASP

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IGP Sanyang with the newly graduate Cadet ASPs
By: Police Public Affairs Unit 
As a step towards encouraging and boosting the morale of young graduates recently enlisted into the Gambia Police Force, and in view of the general welfare of officers and men of the force, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Abdoulie Sanyang Esq., has promoted 14 newly enlisted constables to the rank of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
All the newly promoted officers including two females; hold undergraduate degrees in various disciplines ranging from law, medicine, nursing, information technology, political science, English language etc.
The IGP cited that the promotion is meant to encourage and motivate the young and educated officers for choosing policing as a career and equally reposition them for optimal productivity.
He however, cautioned the young officers to see their elevation as a symbol of added responsibility and never must they abuse their authority.
IGP Sanyang called on them to re-commit themselves to their professional callings and deliver quality police services to the Gambian people.
The Police Chief, equally urged them to always maintain ethical principles and respect for the fundamental human rights of the people in the due execution of their duties, whilst beseeching them to continue to execute their responsibilities in accordance with the universal core values of policing and best practices.
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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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