The alkalolous, as they are locally called, were trained on laws governing their office, including the Local Government Act 2002 and the 1997 Constitution.
Presiding over the official opening, the governor of West Coast Region, Aminata Sifai Hydara, underscored the importance of raising the awareness of the local government authorities on the laws of the country.
She expressed the hope that through the training, the village chiefs would better understand the issues of local government administration and its mechanisms, such as Village Development Committee, Ward Development Committees, and District Authorities.
Also speaking, Mr Yusupha Bojang, the NCCE programme manager, said his office is mandated by the Gambian constitution to serve as advocacy component to the national governance programme.]]>