Gambia’s new SG stresses need for professionalism in civil service

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – Gambia’s new Secretary General (SG), Mr Habib Drammeh, has stressed the need for professionalism and observance of work ethics within the country’s civil service.

Mr. Drammeh, who is also head of Gambia’s civil service, was speaking during a meeting with permanent secretaries from different ministries who discussed the way forward for the country.

During the discussions, held at the state house in Banjul, the new secretary general highlighted various management tools and instruments to instill professionalism, work ethics and efficient service delivery.  

He also emphasized the importance of communication and monitoring mechanisms within the government system.

The meeting discussed various instruments such as the Government Order (GO) and Code of Conduct as examples of documents to guide Gambia’s civil servants as yet many were not familiar with them.  

The instruments are meant to instill professionalism and for civil servants to devoid politics in their service delivery.  

The interaction was geared towards re-building confidence of the senior officials in taking up their responsibilities.  

They were urged to be accountable for their institutions and strengthen the relationship between the Office of the Secretary General and the Ministries.  

The main aim of the meeting was to ensure networking and teamwork towards the effective implementation of Gambia’s National Development Plan 2018-2021.

The officials recommended, among other issues, the sensitization on the National Development Plan, strengthen partnership, collaboration and encourage effective communication in their bid to provide services to Gambians.  

It was also noted that the monitoring mechanism could be strengthened to evaluate the processes and procedures in service delivery.  
-0- PANA MLJ/VAO 3Feb2018

03 february 2018 12:28:51




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