The Chief of Defence Staff Gambia Armed Forces Lieutenant General Masanneh N Kinteh completed his first leg of nationwide tour of military installations for 2018.
A powerful entourage accompanying the CDS departed the Defence Headquarters on Monday 1st October 2018 to the North Bank region of Barra as his first point of call. The first leg ended with meeting of soldiers at Mansakonko after previously visiting those military installations in places such as Njongon, Farafenni, Lamin koto, Basse, Sambuya, Kudang and Pakali Ba.
Key during the tour was the meeting with leaders of communities playing host to various military installations across the country. The main engagements included sensitization on security matters, listen to concerns of soldiers and community members as well as to proffer solutions.
The CDS and entourage also had fruitful encounters at deployments of sister service outfits as well as Forces of the ECOWAS mission in the Gambia while planting trees in all the military establishments.