THE GAMBIA: SYNERGY IS THE BEST WAY TO RESOLVE ONGOING CHALLENGES IN THE GAMBIA – MUHAMMED JALLOW

Source: www.africanakua.com | Suma W. Jadama , The Gambia (Banjul)

The permanent secretary in the office of the president in The Gambia, Mr. Muhammed Jallow on Tuesday said the ideal way to address the ongoing challenges in the country is through dialogue.

Addressing diplomats during a four-day workshop, which started Tuesday, on peace building, strategic policy, best practices and delivery in  Kololi, Mr. Jallow spoke on the importance of synergy maintaining that it would go a long way in capacitising peace builders with the view of addressing constant challenges relating to land, cultural, citizenship, religion and a host of other social problems.

The synergy jointly  organized by the department of strategic policy  unit under the office of the president and   European  Union and   ECOWAS offices  in  Banjul brought together participants from state and non state institutions with the theme: “Support to the Consolidation of Peace  ,Democracy and Good Governance in the Gambia “.

The commissioner of ECOWAS in the Gambia Vabah Gayflor described peacebuilding initiatives as an integral part of Gambia’s transitional process aimed at consolidating sustainable peace, democracy and good governance.

According  to  Madam Gayflor, her organisation’s conflict prevention framework which serves as a reference to ECOWAS  member states and institutions  would also be used to strengthen the  mainstreaming of security and  peacebuilding efforts of the participants.

 European Union head of  Governance Aid and International Cooperation in the Gambia, Enya  Braun, said her office is  providing support to the government of the Gambia through ECOWAS to find solutions to problems caused by the former  president’s  22 years of repressive rule .

This she maintained would be done through rebuilding of stronger institutions and continues capacity enhancement with potential to encourage national reconciliations and dialogue.  

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