21 March 2012

Gambia: 16 Police Officers Trained On UN Peacekeeping

Sixteen police officers from The Gambia and Sierra-Leone Friday ended a two-week training of trainers (TOT) course on the United Nations peacekeeping pre-deployment at a ceremony held at the documentation centre at the Kairaba Police Station. The training was facilitated by PEARSON in Canada, a Swedish support operations and the Norwegian government.

Inspector Eva Bergman, the chief instructor from Sweden explained that they have worked together for two weeks to help equip the participants with a lot of things. She said that during the training, they did not only achieve knowledge and standardised materials from the United Nations but made new friends and that is what peace is all about. She thanked the participants for their efforts and willingness to learn and for cooperating with the instructors.

ASP Habibu Sanyang, officer commanding, Kairaba Police Station, on behalf of the Gambia Police Force thanked the organisers for the training. He also urged the GPF participants to share the knowledge gained at the training with their comrades.

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