Miatta Lilly French, the Resident President of the ECOWAS Fee to The Gambia, has explained the hallmark of any fantastic peacekeeping mission is that it really should occur to an conclusion, incorporating that it is only when it comes to an stop that they know that they have truly performed their position.
Madam French built the remarks during Ghana’s 66th Independence Day celebration by the ECOMIG Ghana Organization 6 at Barra Camp on Monday, 6 March 2023 to commemorate the conclude of British colonial rule in 1957 and attainment of independence.
The day was marked with a cultural show, exhibition, foodstuff bazaar and amusement.
The ECOMIG GHANCOY 6 has constructed solid romantic relationship with communities inside of the North Bank Region by Civil Navy Cooperation actions, critical management engagements, assist to spiritual bodies, colleges and other organisations by charitable donations, provision of health care expert services to locals of Barra and its environs, blood donation and other health-related consumables to Essau District Medical center, clear-up workout routines and joint health and fitness wander, renovation functions at the Barra Mosque, amid other initiatives.
With this, most men and women in the location do not want the Contingent to leave, but Madam French claimed that in as considerably as the community would like them to stay at some issue, they have to depart simply because it is only when they depart that they would know they have succeeded.
ECOMIG’s mandate in The Gambia was prolonged for another 12 months in January 2023 and the leading ECOWAS official stated they would start off to draw down.
ECOMIG GHANCOY 6 productively took about whole operational duty of the North Financial institution region on 29 April 2022 and considering that then has skillfully, diligently and effectively dominated their place of duty for peace and stability to the admiration of all.
They executed impartial and put together patrols with staff of the 2 Infantry Battalion of the Gambia Armed Forces as properly as the Gambia Law enforcement Force and other sister protection forces within just North Lender Region. The collaborative patrols have absent a extensive way to building and instilling self confidence in the neighborhood populace and people of The Gambia in basic.
In excess of the period of time, GHANCOY6 has also delivered personnel to support the Gambia Ports Authority to protected the Barry Ferry Terminal, and the resident president mentioned that their existence has created a sense of security for lives and qualities of Gambians and intercontinental travellers who use the terminal every day.
She noticed that due to the fact the inception of ECOMIG in 2007, the Ghanaian Contingent has distinguished by itself towards the mission and mandate of the Drive.
She entreated GHANCOY 6 to normally be guided by the mandate, the different mission directives, their Contingent common operational treatments and not to relent on coaching on these strategies and usually be vigilant, completely ready and sturdy as their slogan conveys.
She congratulated GHANCOY 6 for their professionalism, devotion to peace and excellent sense of obligation, indicating that with no their endeavours, the mandate given to them would not be realized.
“I motivate you to continue to exhibit devotion and difficult perform in the remaining times of your tour of duty. Undoubtedly, your tremendous contribution to the pursuits of the ECOMIG will hasten our quest for enhanced democracy, peace and stability in The Gambia,” she instructed the contingent.