Livestock Agency validates 5-year strategic plan

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

A five-year strategic plan developed by The Gambia Livestock Marketing Agency (GLMA), has been validated over the weekend, at the National Agricultural Land and Water Management (NEMA), in Abuko.

Validation of the document seeks to ensure a befitting action plan for the livestock sector for the attainment of its set objectives.

Established by an Act of the Parliament in 2008, the agency seeks to promote the commercialization and marketing of livestock in The Gambia and to facilitate the participation of livestock marketing.

Deputy Director General Ebrima Cham said the strategic plan was developed in line with the recommendations of the Public Enterprise Committee (PEC) of the National Assembly so as to re-position itself in line with the priorities of the government, as articulated in the 2018-2021 National Development Plan.

“The process started from October 2018 to March 2019, and the draft report was subjected to an in-house review on two occasions, to ensure that a befitting strategic plan is developed for meeting the objectives of the agency,” he said.

Director General Dr. Demba B Jallow emphasised that the document would help them in setting out their priorities, and to strengthen operations and ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working towards the attainment of the set goals.

The document, he added, will enable them to focus on synergies and resources, further expressing optimism that the agency will do justice to the document during implementation.

Dr. Saikou E Sanyang, Director General of Agriculture said validation of the strategic plan document makes it a working document of GLMA, assuring that his department will try to ensure that all the comments and valuable inputs are incorporated in the document before it is finally produced.”

Author: Sanna Jallow