President Adama Barrow today received a report looking into the country’s development programmes and planning frameworks from a 14 member Eminent Persons Group established by the Ministry of Finance.
The group includes former senior civil servants and experts working abroad. The chairman of the group Mr. Alieu Ngum led the presentation of an Advisory Paper on an Institutional Framework for the Coordination of Planning and Implementation of Development plans in The Gambia.
Reacting to the presentation, President Barrow thanked the group for their work in contribution to the formulation of a successor programme to the National Development Plan 2018 -2021. The group was launched in December 2021 to provide guidance on how the government could adapt and coordinate its existing institutions to implement the next development plan dubbed Green Recovery Focussed Development Plan (GRF-NDP) and a Long Term Vision (LTV).
Speaking to the media following their meeting with the President, Mr. Ngum, said the recommendations in the report will help the government to put together a robust planning, coordination and implementation of its development agenda. He expressed appreciation of the government’s development outlook noting particularly its focus on mobilizing resources locally to complement other available resources.
Members of the group includes: Mr. Alieu Ngum, Mr. Crispin Grey Johnson, Mrs. Lucy Fye, Prof. Gibril Faal, Mr. Babucarr Sarr, Mrs. Haddy Lamin Njie, Mr. Abdou Sara Janha, Mr. Mustapha Darboe, Mrs. Fatou Ndey Gaye, Mr. Abdou Njie, Dr. Kalilu Bayo, Mrs. Habibatou Drammeh, Prof. Aminata Sillah, and Mr. Mamour Jagne.
The presentation was witnessed by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Honourable Mambury Njie, and his senior management team.