President Adama Barrow

The Gambian President Adama Barrow launched on Monday the first-ever National Security Policy (NSP) as part of Security Sector Reforms aimed at addressing security challenges in the country at a ceremony held in Banjul.

“The policy sufficiently provides a robust, coherent and strategic approach to respond collectively to national security threats through swift decision-making processes, clear lines of accountability and responsibility, prompt execution of action and commitment to building the Nation’s resilience to crime,” he said.

Barrow added that the NSP sets out the directions government will take to safeguard the Gambian people and natural resources.

In 2017, The Gambia government has tasked a committee to work on security sector reforms whose responsibility include the drafting of National Security Policy where all national security institutions will derive their doctrines from.

Source: Xinhua