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Journalists, parliamentarians sensitised on marine resources management

Nov 21, 2016, 11:15 AM | Article By: Yai Dibba

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme recently organised a two-day sensitisation forum for parliamentarians, environmental journalists and other stakeholders.

The forum, organised as part of a sub-regional project called Go WAMER, was to create awareness on poverty, environment and fisheries in the management and protection of marine and coastal resources.

Speaking at the forum held at Tendaba Camp in Kiang, deputy permanent secretary, Ministry of Environment, Alagie Manjang, said the project is jointly funded by the EU and UNDP for a period of six years.

The project is geared towards improving governance and promoting the adoption of best practices for sustainable use of marine and coastal resources in the eco-region, WAMER.

National Assembly Member for Foni Bintang, Ebrima Solo Jammeh, noted that the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has the most organised central project coordinating unit in the country, calling on project units of other ministries to learn from MoBSE.

Hon. Jammeh also urged the government officials to consider the media as important stakeholders in national development.

“Gambian journalists should be assisted through capacity building, and be exposed to international coverage to gain international experience,” he said.