By Dawda Baldeh
As the Defense and Security Committee continued on the fact finding mission, they reach to Lamin Koto military post were some of the major challenges faced by the camp were highlighted.
Bakary FL Colley OC Lamin Koto Army Camp, said lack of mobility affects the service of the army. We sometimes walk for kilometers on patrol just to keep the environment secured.
OC said, all of our vehicles are not functioning which is adding more constraints to our work and health is another factor which is affecting the camp.“If a Soilder falls sick, we have to rush the person to the nearest health facility for treatment”, he told the committee.
Amongst the areas visited, the committee was also told that the challenges faced also includes crime management, mobility, feeding, uniforms, accommodation, fuel allocations, low Salary, lack of modern technology; amongst others.
Speaking at Janjangbureh Police station , Juldeh Camara, Deputy Commissioner of Police, said junior officers are discouraged from the service and many are leaving the job.
He said, the station do not have any communication facility. The world is advancing and we need modern communication technologies to carry out duties.
“We are not given any transport allowance in the rural areas and that’s why many officers never want to be posted at the province”, said Camara.
The committee later reach to Bansang Police station were the regional police Commissioner Malamin Sankareh disclosed that most of the cases within the region are road accidents, rape and gender violence as other stations mentioned.