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GTTI trains contractors, foremen

Dec 23, 2010, 2:42 PM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

More than fifty contractors and foremen recently gathered at the Paradise Suites Hotel for a five-day capacity building training.

The training was organised by the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) and funded by GAMWORKS.

Speaking on the occasion, Abdoulie Loum, Director of Academics at the GTTI, welcomed participants to the “important” forum. He thanked GAMWORKS for awarding the training task to the GTTI.

“This is not the first time the GTTI has been conducting training for GAMWORKS, especially a training of contractors, foremen and key workers on skills enhancement,” he said.

Over the years, he said, the GTTI has been contracted and working with GAMWORKS to develop the required human resources in the construction industry.

“There was need to conduct this very important training in the sense that there are gaps that need to be filled,” Mr Loum said. “For this reason the GTTI deems it necessary to organise training for contractors and foremen to strengthen their capacity to enable them deliver properly.”

The GTTI director of academics says there is need to build the capacity of those responsible for the supervision, contractors and foremen, adding that it is very necessary for them to be conversant with the procedure in the construction industry.

Omar Gaye, Director of Technical Services at GAMWORKS, said the training is part of the implementation of the third public work programme currently being conducted by GAMWORKS.

He gave a rundown of the project revealing that it is financed from a loan between the Gambia government and the International Development Bank.

For his part, Kakai Sanyang, registrar at the GTTI, says the training is very significant, adding that it will enhance the capacity of participants as well as enable them to carry out their work effectively.