The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) appoints Maj Lamin K Sanyang as the new Public Relations Officer. This new development occurred on 20 December 2018. He replaces Lieutenant Colonel Omar B Bojang, who is redeployed to GAF Training School as the Deputy Commandant.
Maj Sanyang has been working under the Public Relations Department prior to his nomination to undergo a Staff Course training at the Nigeria Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Jaji, Nigeria. He endured a five month training at the said College to pursuit his Junior Division (JD) regular career course.
The Public Relations Department of GAF continues to commit itself to the ideals of GAF in f ulfilling its constitutional responsibilities. In the recent drive to revamp and refocus more on civil engagements at all levels, GAF has responded positively to several requests from civil organizations and associations. These efforts on the part of GAF have greatly enhanced the spirit of Civil Military Relations. Donation of blood by soldiers to needy patients and the free medical care accorded to members of the public speaks volume. Responses have also been made in the honoring of calls by civilians on cleansing exercises such as the cleansing of the Old Jeshwang burial ground. GAF is poised to continue this important role within its capacity at all times.