Mar 15, 2016, 9:56 AM
As part of nationwide orientation for newly elected Councilors in the country, the National Council for Civic Education, NCCE, on Thursday concluded a two-day training on Local Government Act 2000 and the human rights based approaches for Councilors in the Janjangbureh Local Government area.
The training, which was held in partnership with Action Aid International The Gambia and funded by the United Nations Development Program, UNDP, was held at the regional education office in Janjangbureh.
The training attended by a cross section of the Councilors in the area exposed the participants to the areas of governance, human right based approach and the Local Government Act.
It seeks to better equip them with the necessary knowledge to enable them live up to expectations.
In his welcoming remark, the Chief Executive Officer of Janjangbureh Area Council, Mr Baba K. Jobarteh, expressed delight at the programme. He then advised the Councilors to take the training with seriousness, as he stated, this training will serve as a guiding principle for the Councilors to know their rights and responsibilities and that of their people.
For his part, Mr Junkung K. Saidy, a senior education officer at the National Council for Civic Education, said the training forms part of a series of trainings, the NCCE is conducting across the country.
While stating that the Council is further mandated to formulate from time to time for the consideration of government programmes at national and regional levels, aimed at realising the objectives of the constitution, as well as educate the citizens of The Gambia about international, regional and sub-regional matters relevant to The Gambia, he said, the NCCE is mandated to create and sustain awareness of the principles and objectives of the constitution, as the fundamental law of The Gambia.