Sep 13, 2010, 3:11 PM
Honourable Jatto Sillah, the Minister of Forestry and Environment over the weekend presided over a three-day planning forum for the preparation of five years work programme, and monitoring and evaluation mechanism for the Ministry of Forestry and its line departments, held at the Baobab Lodge Resort.
In declaring the forum open, Hon. Sillah noted that the significance of such forum cannot be r-emphasised, given their intrinsic value in mapping out a way forward for proper implementation of activities for the attainment of the intended milestone. Hon Sillah noted that the forum would serve as a platform dialogue and useful exchange in the implementation of The Gambia’s development blueprints, such as the PRSP and Vision 2020. He asserted that the forum that’s about to be developed, is a critical need for all and sundry to always reflect on the attainment of the most creative, innovative and laudable blueprint for our development agenda, the Vision 2020.
In order to work with a great determination and commitment towards the realisation of the overall goal of transforming The Gambia into a country with decent standards of living for all, under a system of government-based on the consent of the citizenry, he said all hands must be on the deck.
In conclusion, Hon Sillah thanked the National Planning Commission for being in the forefront of programme development and all development partners for their continuous support to his ministry’s development endeavours.
For his part, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Forestry and Environment, Lamin Nyabally commended the participants for demonstrating a high sense of professionalism during the three-day programme.
Mr. Nyabally asserted that this is just the beginning of a long journey, and urged the participants to redouble their efforts to ensure that the work plans are implemented effectively for the attainment of their intended objectives.