ChildFund-The Gambia and Ministry of finance
and economic affairs have ended a two-day regional sensitisation of civil
society organisations on the popularisation and annual participatory evaluation
of the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) in Brikama.
The sensitisation is part of a five-year project of the civil society groups for the understanding of the NDP SDG funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the ministry of finance. It will avail participants the opportunity to comprehend the two most strategic national development goals.
Musukuta Komma, ChildFund national director said her office appreciates partnering with the ministry of finance in organising the sensitisation, saying the child welfare agency have changed the livelihood of many people in West Coast Region through its intervention projects geared towards complementing government development efforts.
She said they are ready to join hands with the government and her development partners in the quest for improving people’s’ lives, saying discussions pertaining to the NDP and SDGs should be seen as everyone’s’ duty.
“Anything that talk about the NDP and the SDG blueprint should be taken seriously by every citizen,” she said, and added, “ChildFund as a child-focused development organisation challenges the government to prioritize investment to develop the country’s human capital by ensuring quality health and education.”
Musa Susso, deputy governor of West Coast Region thanked ChildFund and the government through the finance ministry for organising sensitisation.
He urged participants to take the participatory sensitisations seriously, saying that they can share such understanding with other people within the communities they are from.