Secretary General Convenes Top Government Official’s Retreat, Ahead of New Strategic Policy Unit at the Presidency

State House, Banjul, 7th February 2019 – The Public is hereby informed that the Office of the Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, Office of the President, will organize a level high government retreat for Permanent Secretaries and Planners from the 8th – 10th February, 2019, at the Sindola Lodge in Foni, West Coast Region. The top level synergy is being convened to build a stronger and more strategic work relationships within the senior leadership of the civil service.

During the three-day exercise, Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) will be sharing presentations on their activities from 2018, as well as their plans for the current year, 2019.

Accordingly, the Permanent Secretaries and Planners Retreat is designed to provide a platform for MDA to report on their progress towards the NDP as well as the challenges. Furthermore, it will also be an opportunity to discuss and reflect on important policy and institutional developments which will be taking place this year, and also take stock of some key challenges facing the government.

The all important Permanent Secretaries and Planners Retreat is coming at a time when the presidency is in the process of establishing a new Department of Strategic Policy and Delivery (DSPD), which will encompass the existing Policy Analysis Unit but also support in defining and implementing the President’s strategic vision by working with Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.



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