President Adama Barrow of the Gambia will next Tuesday hold a two week periodic briefing with head of government sectors on the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP 2018-2021) at the State House.

The meeting lasting from April 3rd – 13th will give permanent secretaries and heads of sectors along with their ministers an opportunity to brief the president on the level of implementation of the NDP since it was launched in January this year. The briefing will also include the plan for the next quarter towards achieving the stated goals and objectives of the NDP.

The institutionalisation of periodic briefings is one of the strategies of the Office of the President in its oversight role to support implementation and coordination of sector activities.

It is expected that through periodic engagements with sectors on the implementation of their sectoral plans in line with the NDP will improve efficient and effective management.

The Office of the President has embarked on strategic reforms of it systems and processes to improve monitoring and strategic communication to support the president in delivering his flagship priority programmes within the NDP.

During his meeting with the senior civil servants in January, President Barrow declared that there would be quarterly review of the stage of implementation of the NDP and thus tasked the civil servants to effectively and efficiently engage to deliver to the nation.