The Gambia government is gradually working toward the eventual withdrawal of ECOMIG from the country, according to Abubakarr Suleiman Jeng, the new National Security Adviser (NSA).
He stated, “It should be noted that all peacekeeping missions have timelines, and ECOMIG is no exception to this fact. Therefore, the Gambia government is working progressively for the eventual withdrawal of ECOMIG through training and capacity building of The Gambia security institutions.”
During a recent press conference at the Sir Dawda International Conference Centre, Mr. Jeng added, ” With the assistance of its development partners, the government is committed to implementing a comprehensive security sector reform in the shortest time possible.
The purpose of the press conference was to educate the general public about the country’s ongoing Security Sector Reform (SSR), provide updates on what has been accomplished, and draw attention to the issues of the moment and potential solutions to them.
He went on to say that the goal is to increase awareness of the population, which is one of the most important stakeholders in the SSR process. It also aims to make sure that the country’s residents and citizens have the right information about the SSR process.
Furthermore, the government is committed to ensuring that security agencies are appropriately sized to fulfill their mission. It will always result in a national safety and security workforce that is professional, adaptable, and equipped with the necessary skills and experience to address the country’s global safety and security challenges as well as provide efficient and long-lasting internal security services.