Gambia’s Interior Minister has said that there will be no more executive directives asking the police to do what is unlawful.
Mai Ahmed Fatty was speaking on Wednesday during his maiden visit to the Gambia Police Force Headquarters in Banjul.
In the previous government of former President Yahya Jammeh, executive directives have been the order of the day in terminating services, effecting arrests and other ungodly activities in the country.
“You have no reason to be afraid in the performance of your duties. There will be no executive directives asking you to do what is unlawful. I will support you and as Father of the Ministry, I will be a good parent to the children of the family. You can go with pride and assurance that you have the fullest support of the Ministry of Interior and the government” he said.
According to him, his Ministry is bound by law and same applies to the Gambia Police Force. He reminded the Police Force that there are no more obstacles on their way because all have been removed for them to perform effectively, unless if they want to return it back by themselves.
Despite, he also reminded the Gambia Police Force to operate within the law saying the new government and the Gambian people want an indigenous Police Force, creative, transforming, build and creative so that Gambia will be consulted by other countries in solving crimes.
“You can do it and I know you have the competence to do it. What you lacked was motivation and the enabling policy support” he said.
Minister Fatty then assured the Gambia Police Force of the fullest support saying they will be empowered. He urged them to change, free themselves and use their knowledge to make sure The Gambia exports their efficiency within the ECOWAS region.