Aug 24, 2012, 11:35 AM
The National Education for All Network (EFA-Net) recently organised a one-day sensitisation workshop for 25 members of the Education For All (EFA)-Region one chapter and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Kanifing Municipal Council and the Banjul City Council on Gambia Government 2010 Millennium Development Goals report.
The sensitisation workshop held at the Banjul City Council (BCC) hall formed part of series of similar sensitisation workshops being held across the country by EFA-Network.
Declaring the workshop open, the Mayor of Banjul, Samba Faal, thanked both members of EFA-Region one chapter and the TAC for attending the workshop.
Mayor Faal said: "Planning is the most important thing when it comes to development in any sector. Government can come up with policies but its implementation surely lies in the hands of the people at the grassroots level."
He said the KMC and the BCC need collaboration from both the EFA-Region one chapter and the national EFA-Network, adding: "This is the first sensitisation workshop to be organised by the national EFA-Network in the Municipality."
Mbye Njie, EFA-Region one vice-chairman, on behalf of his chairman Musa Mendy, thanked Mayor Faal and the BCC for providing EFA-Region one chapter with D50,000 to be used for the establishment of an "Educational Trust Fund".
"I am really commending the National Planning Commission (NPC) for sponsoring the sensitisation workshop, which shows that they have concern for education in this country," he said.
Ms Adama Mboob, a participant at the sensitisation forum, gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the participants, while Abdoulie Jallow spoke on behalf of EFA-Region one chapter members.