By Makutu Manneh
The Army Chief of Defense Staff Major General Yakuba A. Drammeh, has embarked on courtesy visits to sister security services to extend a hand of friendship and cooperation to fellow institutions.
Major General Drammeh visited the Gambia Fire and Rescue Services, Gambia Prison Services, State Intelligent Services, Gambia Police Force, Gambia Immigration Department and the Drug Law Enforcement Agency of the Gambia.
During his visit to these institutions, CDS Drammeh expressed GAF’s readiness under his leadership, to work with all of them. He urged them to work in harmony with the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) because they all have similar responsibilities to their state. He thanked them for their support and collaboration over the past years, to his institution.
In return, the heads of these sister security institutions reciprocated with similar remarks and thanked the CDS for the visit to their institutions.
Each of the visit to these sister security institutions ended with a symbolic presentation of their institution’s signs and symbols as a mark of commitment for further cooperation between them.
As the country’s Chief of Defense Staff, Major General Yakuba A. Drammeh is responsible for the operational control and administration of the Gambia Armed forces. CDS Drammeh took over from Lieutenant General Masanneh N. Kinteh recently as the Chief of Defense Staff on 5th March 2020.