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.