Jan 18, 2010, 1:33 PM
(Monday, 08th February 2010 issue)
45 security personnel drawn from different security apparatus such as the Army, Custom Officers, Fire Service, Immigration and Prison department on Friday concluded a two-week basic computing course, at the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI).
The training programme, which was organised by the Personal Management Office (PMO) was meant to, among other issues, equip security personnel on basic knowledge of computer literacy.
The just concluded two-week seminar was intended to elevate and motivate the potential of human resources to deliver efficient and effective excellence service delivery in their day-to-day running of official duties.
The Director General of MDI, Dr. Jainaba M.L. Kah, who spoke to the participants recognised the importance of security apparatus in the development of any nation, given the fact that without peace, security and the rule of law sustainable development will not be achieved. She therefore expressed the need for the security apparatus to be acquainted with the use of computer.
She further expressed her institution's willingness to always work closely with the security personnel, especially in the computerisation\ digitisation of the security machineries, capacity building and development.
Dr. Kah reiterated the need to patronise MDI and UTG for Gambians to be able to educate the calibre of people needed for institutional development.
The Deputy Director General and head of computer department, Mr. Alieu K. Jarju underscored the importance of modern technology and development of society. Education or updating skills, he added, must progress well for human resources to deliver efficient and effective services.
For his part, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Personal Management Office Lamin Jawara used the occasion to thank the participants, and assured them of his department's support at all times.
Ebrima Bah, a personal assistant to the Inspector General of Police, who represented the IGP, applauded the participants for their commitment.
At the end of the session, certificates were awarded to the participants, all of whom, expressed gratitude at the gesture.