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NCCE, FIOH end awareness seminar in URR

Jul 7, 2015, 10:25 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), in partnership with Future In Our Hand-The Gambia (FIOH-TG), recently conducted two training workshops and awareness raising campaigns in the Jimara district of Upper River Region (URR).

According to the programme officer of the NCCE, Mr Yusupha Bojang, the exercise was part of their joint efforts at strengthening citizens’ civic consciousness, as well as facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, skills, positive attitudes and values for informed participation in the country’s democratization process.

The deliberations were centred on civil rights and responsibilities as per the Constitution, the Local Government Act, the Women’s Act and the Children’s Act.

The beneficiary communities include: Sare Jawbeh, Sare Saada, Sinchang Banding, Sare Botche, Sinchang Jaanabo, Sare Ali, Suma Kunda, Sare Demba Dado, Sare Pateh and Sare Njobbo, all in Jimara District of URR.

Also speaking at the events was NCCE Civic Education Supervisor Ansumana Yabou, who eulogized the partnership and paid homage to FIOH and their donors for supporting civic empowerment initiatives in communities.

For his part, FIOH programme officer Ebrima Drammeh said the campaign was part of the wider Civic Education for Community Empowerment Project funded by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

The project aims at enhancing local knowledge and understanding of the constitutional provisions and other legal instruments on the role and responsibilities of the citizenry and the duty bearers - especially local administrators - in the overall dispensation of democracy and good governance, which is crucial in the socio-economic development of the communities.

He thanked the NCCE for their steadfastness in civic education delivery across the country and assured them of their continuous collaboration.