DPS Cham speaks on gov’t’ desire for a vibrant Civil Service

Feb 14, 2022, 12:47 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe Information Officer, PMO

The Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS) for Programmes and Policies (P&P) at the Personnel Management Office (PMO), has assured Civil Servants that it is Gambia government’s desire to have a vibrant Civil Service in terms of remunerations and professionalism.

DPS Musa Cham made this statement during an exclusive interview with the Information Officer at PMO on Thursday at his Quadrangle Office in Banjul where he talks about various issues that are of concern to the public especially the civil servants.

According to DPS Cham, PMO/PSC through the Office of the Vice President will ensure that the Civil Service is effective and efficient in its service delivery in order to attain government development goals.

He appealed to Civil Servants to be patient in the system, adding that sooner or later everything will be fine for them, while stating that it is the government’s desire to have better Civil Service.

He appealed to all Civil Servants irrespective of their portfolios to respect their work, be diligent, dedicated and change their attitude towards their work for The Gambia to move forward.

Shedding more light on the main function of the PMO, Cham said the office is responsible for staff inspection and organisational methodology, training of the entire Civil Service, manpower budgeting and control, review and implementation of regulatory frameworks (General Order (GO), PSC Regulations, Code of conduct, and  Pension policy and administration.

Formulation and review scheme of service that outlines career pave which clearly define deference cadres within Civil Service and to ensure standard of recruitments and qualifications among others. It also serves as the Human Resource (HR) office for Government Civil Service.

“PMO therefore serves as the principal adviser to the Public Service Commission (PSC) or to the Vice President who tables Civil Service matters in Cabinet. The Public Service Act 1991 clearly explains the mandate of both PMO/PSC.