May 11, 2009, 5:13 AM
from various institutions, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture,
recently convened a daylong project steering meeting at the Jenoi Agricultural
Centre in Lower River Region.
The meeting was organised under the auspices of NEMA Chosso project within the Central Project Coordination Unit.
Speaking at the event, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Sait Drammeh, said the meeting was held to discuss the project shortfalls and successes, and make a work plan as well as visit the project intervention sites to assess their impacts on the communities.
He commended the stakeholders for attending the meeting, out to clear their doubt and get suggestions to carve the way forward.
The Project coordinating unit focal person at the CPCU, Momodou Mbye Jabang, said they should continue to organise such meetings, driven by the Ministry of Agriculture, as it is the only way forward.
The meeting discussed key items pertaining to the project and announced that the Ministry of Agriculture has got a press officer that would enhance their visibility and relate their functions to the public.
The meeting, he notes, enables stakeholders to know the effort that NEMA /CHOSSO has impacted to the communities.
He also applauded NEMA for its wider coverage, saying: “This is the only project that has countrywide coverage.”