May 3, 2011, 2:13 PM
A five-day training on project cycle management kicked off on 17 October 2011 at the Coco Ocean Hotel.
The forum, which attracted various stakeholders, was conducted by the Executive Group - Consulting and Training.
In his welcoming remarks, the project coordinator of the Gambia Competitive Project (GCP), Tamsir Manga, explained to the participants that the GCP was launched by the Gambian leader six months ago.
The project forms part of the government’s drive at improving the business climate and enhanced growth of the economy by expanding production in two key sectors of the economy; that is agriculture and tourism.
Mr Manga added that the training was organised by the project coordinating unit as part of efforts at ensuring effective and successful implementation of the project with partners.
The GCP project coordinator said the training would provide the opportunity for participants to interact and exchange ideas to find better solution for the efficient and effective implementation of the project.
He also used the occasion to thank the Ministry of Trade, under the leadership of Hon. Abdou Kolley, for the support and guidance provided to the project team.
The deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment, Fatim Njie, said the establishment of the GCP Project with support from the World Bank - International Development Association is a clear manifestation of the Gambia government’s commitment to provide sector development through the enhancement of the business environment and the growth of the country’s export products.