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Theatre on Public Service Reform Held

Aug 14, 2009, 7:37 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The Public Service Reform and Institutional Capacity Development Project, in collaboration with the UNDP, recently held a one-day theatre presentation on Public Service Reform at the Corinthia Atlantic Hotel in Banjul.

This was part of the sensitisation and awareness campaign, initiated by the Novo Scotia Gambia Association.

Speaking at the theatre presentation, Mr. Omar Firdil Sallah, the Permanent Secretary at the Personnel Management Office, said the comprehensive civil service reform strategy has been approved by the Cabinet and endorsed by the National Assembly.

He said the reform seeks to ensure that the civil service operates efficiently, effectively and responsively in carrying out its functions and services. He disclosed that the reform is estimated at US$9.6m during the period (2008 -2011).

He concluded that theater presentation was part of the sensitisation and communication campaign of the project that's intended to keep all the stakeholders abreast of their activities.

Also, speaking at the occasion, Mr. Lamin Jawara, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at Personnel Management Office also expressed similar sentiments. He said he was directly responsible for providing an appropriate policy regulatory environment to enable non- state actors to effectively perform.

He said the reform strategy comprises five programmes, namely Personnel Management Policies, Process and Capacities, Pay Reform, Pension Reform, Performance Management and Policy Management Process.