By Amadou Jadama
The leader of the People’s Progressive Party, Papa Njie, has revealed that if he is elected as the president of The Gambia, he will cut down the number of ministries in the country.
Speaking recently at the party’s political Bureau in Latrikunda German, in remembrance of The Gambia’s 1970 Republic Day, Njie said his priority would range from civil service reforms, security reforms, education and others.
“The Gambia is a small country and as such we do not need all these ministries because we could actually deputise ministers. The more we bring them together, the more efficient we will become,” he said.
Njie suggested that the Ministry of Forestry, Environment and Agriculture can be merged for operational efficiency.
The PPP leader also stated that with an efficient civil service and security sector, the issues before the TRRC would not have happened.