By Kaddy Jawo
The National Council for Civil Education (NCCE) on Wednesday presented its 2015 Annual Activity Report and Financial Statement to the Finance and Public Accounts Committee (FPAC) of the National Assembly select committee on Education.
Presenting the report Sering Fye, Chairman of NCCE, stated that the NCCE is fully complying as far as GPPA procurement Act and Regulation are concerned.
“Our compliance rating of 98% is a clear manifestation of council’s uncompromising stance on the best practices as laid down by the state machinery.”
Chairman Fye highlighted some of the constraints affecting the effectiveness and efficiency of the NCCE operation like mobility, housing as well as conducive office.
He noted that on capacity constraints, frantic efforts are being made to capacitise their staff.
He added that it is part of NCCE’s mandate to cultivate an environment of democratic continuity in The Gambia that will enable citizens irrespective of creeds, gender, age or political affiliation, to actively participate in the governance process of the country amongst hosts of other fundamental matters of interest.
Chairman Fye commended the office of the Auditor General in the professional manner in which NCCE’s accounts were audited in the best national interest and the recommendations on the need to improve on their gain for more effective control measures.
The Finance and Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly select Committee on Education promised to communicate to NCCE for the consideration and adoption of their 2015 Annual Report.