Diaspora Remittances is an Important Contributor to the Economy- President Barrow

President Barrow with Professor Gibril Faal, the Project Director, MSDG Project

President Adama Barrow acknowledged the support GK Partners provides through its MSDG project, stating,” This is what we expect from Gambian Diaspora, bringing solutions to the Table,”. He emphasised that there must be leadership, however, all citizens must contribute to national development, citing Diaspora remittance as a critical contributor to the economy.

The President made the remarks when he received the senior members and partners of the Migration & Sustainable Development in the Gambia (MSDG) project on Friday, 28th October, at the Statehouse in Banjul.

The delegation, led by Professor Gibril Faal, the Project Director, went to the presidency to pay him a courtesy call and provide an update on the Project’s most recent activities. Prof. Faal noted that the MSDG project has been collaborating with the Office of the President since 2017 and that this cooperation would be strengthened with support from the Office of the Chief of Staff.

He pointed out that the MSDG’s work cuts across MDAs in the government and that the Office of the President plays a significant part in the process. Professor Faal expressed gratitude to the President for supporting the implementation of the Project throughout the years and emphasised the team’s dedication to helping him achieve his growth goals.

In conclusion, he commended the government for allowing private individuals and institutions to participate in implementing projects by not putting impediments.

In a seperate engagment, President Barrow Commends PSC for Embracing E-Recruitment System

ย President Adama Barrow applauded the Public Service Commission (PSC) for its professionalism and dedication to delivering its mandate and instilling discipline in public service. The Members of the Commission paid him a courtesy visit at his office on Friday, 28th October 2022.

The President told the PSC team that his office would not interfere with their work and would support them to continue being independent in their delivery. He congratulated the Commission for embracing modern technology in keeping with the government’s Institutional Reform programme by implementing an E-recruitment system.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Lamin Samateh, gave an update on its activities, including public services and outreach administrations to monitor the welfare of employees at rural postings. He said some of the challenges the commission faces include difficulty in postings, especially with senior public servants, and the lengthy tenure of Permanent Secretaries and other senior officials in MDAs.

He asserted that the Commission dedicates to ensuring promotions based on performance reviews and discipline in the public service. The Chairman applauded the President’s office for ensuring that the PSC is an autonomous institution carrying out its mandate without any interference.


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