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Army concern about pictures of ex-military in media


This is the second time in 2018 the army will issue a statement on wrong use of pictures of ex-military men in the media that tend to portray the institution in a bad light.

The military has expressed concern over use of pictures of former military men wearing uniform by media institutions.

Recently, an ex-member of the Gambian army who has been announced a ten-hour leader of a political party, has been in various news websites in his military uniform.

Momodou Bah who was retired from the army in 2017 was being referred to as a Major by some media organisations.

Below is the press release:

The Gambia Armed Forces has observed with concern the practice of some media outlets publishing pictures of retired or ex-members of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) wearing military regalia in a manner that misrepresents this noble institution.

The use of these pictures, which often appear as part of the main or front page headline and/or story gives a misleading and confusing interpretation of the position of GAF to the general public.

The high command of GAF wishes to state unequivocally that the Gambia Armed Forces is an apolitical institution and is not involved in any partisan politics neither is it affiliated with any political party in this country.

In view of the foregoing, the kind indulgence of the media is craved to ensure that future publications particularly those on partisan politics and involving former members of the Gambia Armed Forces do not bear any regalia of this institution.

While we look forward to your usual cooperation on this matter, please disseminate this for the information of the general public.


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