Dawda Sarr, a Gambian based in Germany on Wednesday donated 40 traffic reflectors to the personnel of Police Intervention Unit (PIU) of The Gambia Police Force, through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ousman Gibba at a ceremony held at the police headquarters in Banjul.
In an interview with the Daily Observer, Dawda Sarr, who is a well-known champion for road safety in the country, said the donation was meant to support the security of the country, which he said, is very important to him.
Sarr observed that security personnel are sometimes seen on the highways without traffic reflectors, which is not safe as drivers could hit them. "So with these reflectors, drivers can see them at a far distance," he stated.
Sarr said he likes to help and make things little bit easier, because the government cannot do it alone. He thus urged other Gambians outside the country to complement government's effort.
While hoping that the donated materials will be very useful to the beneficiaries, he urged them to make the best use of the donated items. "Security is very important in any country, because if I support the security of the country it means am securing myself and my family," he told this reporter, while thanking the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr. Alhaji Yahya AJJ Jammeh Nasirudeen Babili Mansa, for his concern and priority to the security of the country.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ousman Gibba expressed delight at the donation. "With his project that has been running for many years now, Dawda has been able to paste and install traffic reflectors and speed limit signs at strategic locations along many roads in The Gambia," he stated.
He assured the donor of his continues support to the cause of road safety and security in general.
Meanwhile, Dawda Sarr last week also made a donation of identifier sprays to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to better equip them in the execution of their work.