Boosting road safety: Gambian IGP Touray equips traffic unit with 60 new motorbikes

In a strategic move aimed at bolstering road safety and optimizing traffic management, Inspector General of Police Seedy Mukhtar Touray delivered a significant boost to the Mobile Traffic Unit by presenting sixty escort motorbikes.

The official handover ceremony took place at the Mobile Traffic Headquarters in Kanifing on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

These newly allocated motorbikes, previously deployed for police escorts during the Banjul OIC Summit, have been repurposed to fortify the capabilities of the Mobile Traffic Unit.

The event underscored the government’s unwavering dedication to enhancing security measures, particularly in the critical area of traffic management and accident prevention.

During the ceremony, IGP Touray emphasized the pivotal role of the police in safeguarding public safety on Gambian roads.

He highlighted how the addition of these motorbikes would substantially augment the Mobile Traffic Unit’s ability to swiftly respond to incidents and enforce traffic regulations effectively.

Commissioner Lamin King Colley, the recipient of the motorbikes, expressed gratitude for the tangible support from the police leadership. He affirmed the unit’s commitment to leveraging this new asset to ensure smoother traffic flow and enhance overall road safety across the nation.

The handover ceremony not only symbolized a significant operational enhancement within the Gambia Police Force but also served as a testament to ongoing efforts aimed at modernizing law enforcement and strengthening community-oriented services.

The event further highlighted the government’s proactive approach to addressing critical security challenges and fostering a safer environment for all road users.

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