The five-year strategic plan of the Gambia Livestock Marketing Agency (GLMA) was validated last weekend at the Nema Hall in Abuko.
The plan seeks to help the livestock agency attain its objectives.
Established by an Act of Parliament in 2008, the Agency looks to promote the commercialisation and marketing of livestock in The Gambia.
Ebrima Cham, its deputy director, said the strategic plan was developed in line with recommendations of the Public Enterprise Committee of the National Assembly, to reposition itself in line with priorities of the government, as articulated in the National Development Plan (2018-2021).
“The process started from October 2018 to March 2019 and the draft report was subjected to an in-house review on two occasions to ensure that a befitting strategic plan was developed for meeting the objectives of the agency,” Cham noted.
“Today, we are gathered here to scrutinise and validate the document and I hope we will do justice to the document.”
Dr Demba B Jallow, director general of GLMA, emphasised the significance of the document, and said it will help them set their priorities straight, strengthen their operations and ensure employees and other stakeholders work towards the attainment of set goals.
He challenged participants to “do justice to the document” by coming up with “a solid strategic document”.
Dr Saikou E Sanyang, director general of the Department of Agriculture, said: “We will try our best to ensure that all comments and valuable inputs are incorporated in the document.”