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Finance Ministry engages citizens on SDGs as Gambia prepares to present 3 years report to UNGA

Feb 21, 2020, 2:40 PM | Article By: Yusupha Bojang

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Wednesday convened a day-long stakeholder consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as part of Gambia’s preparedness to present a three-year report to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Held at the West Coast Region governor’s office in Brikama, the synergy brought together participants from all walks of life.

Governor Bakary K Sanyang reminded Gambians that the participation of all will help the ministry to prepare a good report that represents the situation in the country.

The National policy adviser to the president, Serign Fallou Njie explained that Gambia has been granted approval by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to submit a Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the SDG 2020.

According to him, the VNR is meant to achieve key objectives such as facilitate the sharing of experience including success, challenges and lessons learnt, with a view to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, strengthen policies and institutions of government and to mobilise multi-stakeholder support and partnerships for the implementation of the SDGs.

The director of planning at the ministry of finance reiterated the government’s commitment in promoting the welfare of the population.

Chief of Foni Berefet, Alh Junkung Camara and Lady Councilor for Sanneh Mentereng ward, Isatou Fatou Cham both said the involvement of children, women and the differently abled persons in national discussions would help them to participate in national development processes.