Koffi Annan Institute Trains Security Forces on Child Protection 

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By Louise Jobe 

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Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) on Monday, 13 May 2024 commenced a two-week training program for forty-three participants from different security services on child protection at Paradise Suite Hotel in Kuloli.

The participants were drawn from the Gambia Police Force (GPF), Gambia Immigration Department (GID), Gambia Prison Service (GPS), State Intelligence Services (SIS), and Drug Law Enforcement Agency of the Gambia (DLEAG).

The objective of this training is to equip officers with the necessary knowledge and skills to safeguard the rights of children in service delivery.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Momodou Sowe, speaking at the opening ceremony on behalf of IGP Touray, warmly welcomed the Commandant of KAIPTC, Major General Richard Addo Gyane, and his team to The Gambia, underscoring the importance of this training to the country. He urged participants to take the training with seriousness and dedication. 

DIG Sowe said the Gambia Police Force will continues to collaborate with partners and stakeholders to enhance knowledge and skills for the protection of children.

General Richard Addo Gyane, the Commandant of Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center,   emphasized the vulnerability of children to crime and poverty in our society. The KAIPTC  commandant reiterated the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center’s commitment to continue supporting The Gambia Police Force in its capacity-building and training efforts.