The training was sponsored by the former Taiwanese Embassy and coordinated by MOICI.
GTMI’s task is to provide training to government personnel in the use of the Microsoft Office Package to better equip them to perform their office duties in a more effective and efficient manner, using the technologies at their disposal in their respective work environments.
According to Mam Ndery Touray, GTMI’s director, GTMI’s objective in this initiative is to support a more efficient government in line with MOICI’s ICT for Development (ICT4D) e-readiness initiative as enshrined in the National Information and Communications Infrastructure Policy and the government’s Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE).
MOICI plans to partner with the judiciary and other ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to build the capacity of its staff in computer literacy in order to promote ICT usage in an effective manner in its service delivery.
According to MOICI’s coordinator of this initiative, Khadijah Aja Tambajang, the first training batch comprised of 20 participants for fundamentals and 11 participants for advanced training and commenced on Friday, 22 November 2013. She stipulated that the objective is to have all staff; management and even judges of the judiciary trained and said, thus far, GTMI has trained 80 judiciary personnel and nine judges.
At the handing-over ceremony, the chief justice said: “This is the information age and information has revolutionised [the world] and transformed our lives tremendously. Muhammad said, ‘go seek for knowledge as far as you can’ and it is in that same realm that our staff shall continue [seeking knowledge].”
He thanked MOICI for supporting the transformation of The Gambia into a modern technological age, further creating a knowledge repository.
The PS Camara stated that he was pleased to see the manifestation of the spirit that was developed between MOICI and the judiciary in pushing the nations’ ICT agenda within the judiciary. He said: “We cannot ensure development without building capacity. ICT can enhance the service delivery of the judiciary and facilitate our work. We look forward to working together in continuing our relationship.” Members of both MOICI and the judiciary witnessed the ceremony.]]>