total of 26 newly recruited civil servants have underwent a four-day intensive
induction-training course on management at the Management Development Institute
(MDI) in Kanifing.
Facilitated by MDI and the Personal Management Office (PMO), the training intend to capacitate the new civil servants with adequate skills that would allow them to effectively carry out their duties.
Alieu K. Jarju, director general of MDI said no country can make meaningful economic progress without developing and enhancing her human knowledge, skill and capacities to manage available resources.
He said the programme came at a time when the government is conducting public service reform and institutional capacity development programmes to build the capacity of all the major sectors.
Mr. Jarju said as part of their mandate, MDI in collaboration with PMO will continue to organise series of training programmes for public and private sectors, saying their target is year 2021, Gambia to have adequate and efficient human resources to man the economy.
Permanent secretary of the Personal Management Office (PMO), Lamin Jawara said the induction training is important to the civil servants as it will enlighten them on government machineries. “To work in the civil service, the civil servants should be patient and not to be attracted by huge salaries in other private institutions. There are lots of advantages in working in the civil service,” he said.