May 7, 2009, 5:20 AM
The training was designed to give opportunity to look at some leadership fundamentals, particularly to give participants the opportunity to network, share experiences, best practices and problem-solving in order to chart the best way forward in managing their respective organizations for the socio-economic development of the nation.
Speaking at the ceremony, MDI director of human resource, Sukai Gaye, said as leaders of the most important institutions in The Gambia, much was expected of them to transform and manage change to bring about more efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services.
“We hope that MDI would help to build the managerial and leadership capacities to enable you to go back to your various institutions and embark on transformational changes which will help to optimize revenue generation and bring about marked improvements in services delivery,” she said.
Dawda Fadera, permanent secretary, Personnel Management Office (PMO) and board chairman of MDI, underscored the importance of the workshop, saying it was very timely and it would help the participants to deliver “perfectly” during the execution of their national duty.
Alhagie Sillah Conateh, coordinator of the leadership and cooperate building skills training, said the exercise of dynamic and proactive leadership qualities was the principal way to initiate and sustain meaningful organizational success.
He said the workshop retreat was indeed laudable and signified their resolve to further enhance their leadership and corporate-building skills for achievement of the respective organizational goals and objectives.