General Masaneh Kinteh, the Gambia’s army chief of defense staff, is scheduled to tour military installations across the country beginning Tuesday.
This is going to be Kinteh’s first tour of military installations since he has taken over barely 4 months ago after the ouster of longtime ruler, Yahya Jammeh.
“The tour is geared towards visiting military installations with a view to availing himself and the higher military echelon the opportunity to gain first-hand information on the living and working conditions of the troops,” army spokesperson Omar Bojang said.
Kinteh will organize durbars with the troops, as well as proffer solutions to some of the issues that may be facing the different units.
Kinteh, a former National Security Advisor to President Adama Barrow replaced Lt. Gen. Ousman Bargie as head of the army.
Bargie helped the country sailed through its recent political crisis which gripped the small nation after Jammeh refused to step down following December 1 presidential elections.