May 18, 2011, 3:24 PM
Presenting the report before the Assembly’s joint committees’ session, Alieu K. Jarju, acting director general of MDI, said the role of the MDI has always been significant in developing the capacities and competencies of public service employees, who are responsible for driving the public service machinery.
MDI has become even more important recently, because the Public Service Reform of the Gambia government has positioned the institute at the driving seat in building and enhancing a competent and progressive nation, he said.
The Public Service Reform is premised on the argument that the future progress of The Gambia is hinged on the successful repositioning of the public service delivery system, he said, adding that realizing national development targets requires great work as the public service is the engine of the state.
If the engine was dysfunctional, the public service machinery would not be productive as might be envisaged, he stated.
Hence, he added, in the year under review, the MDI commissioned efforts and activities that seek to actualize the responsibilities placed on the institute under the Public Sector Reform through collaborative training, research, consultancies and other capacity building services.
Jarju further informed the PAC/PEC that MDI, invigorated by the renewed
commitment and hopes the people of The Gambia have in the institute, continues
to spearhead a major transformation in management development in The Gambia,
and “has made giant strides in equipping its clientele to meet the challenges
of the 21st century.”