- The Gambia Armed Forces has observed with concern the practice of some media outlets publishing pictures of retired or ex-members of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) wearing military regalia in a manner that misrepresents this noble institution.
- The use of these pictures, which often appear as part of the main or front page headline and/or story gives a misleading and confusing interpretation of the position of GAF to the general public. The high command of GAF wishes to state unequivocally that the Gambia Armed Forces is an apolitical institution and is not involved in any partisan politics neither is it affiliated with any political party in this country.
- In view of the foregoing, the kind indulgence of the media is craved to ensure that future publications particularly those on partisan politics and involving former members of the Gambia Armed Forces do not bear any regalia of this institution.
- While we look forward to your usual cooperation on this matter, please disseminate this for the information of the general public.
LAMIN K. SANYANG
for the Chief of Defence Staff