The National Cooperative Credit Union The Gambia (NACCUG) through the support of the Irish Credit Union, on Friday began a two-day training session on bookkeeping for its members in the North Bank (NBR). The training was held at Njawara Agricultural Training Centre in the North Bank Region. It was designed to highlight the importance of record keeping and to empower bookkeepers.
Speaking at the opening of the training, Yaya Colley the NACCUG Promotion and Marketing Officer outlined the importance of proper record keeping in enhancing transparency and accountability of public resources.
He said building the capacities of the Credit Union’s bookkeepers on the finance system will enhance cash reconciliation and proper recording of information.
Colley therefore called on the bookkeepers to maintain proper recording systemsaying it enhances easy access to information and decision-making at chapter levels.
He called on individuals and institutions to join the National Cooperative Credit Union The Gambia, noting that the Union contributes to poverty reduction and improving lives and livelihoods.
Almamy Fatty of FANDEMA Credit Union and board member to NACCUG, affirmed that building and strengthening the capacities of bookkeepers would contribute greatly to promoting proper accounting and financial procedures.
According to him, strengthening effective service delivery at chapter levels calls for concerted efforts of all stakeholders.
Bakary Bojang, Financial Officer at NACCUG also affirmed that proper record keeping promotes good governance and public accountability, noting that record keeping and sharing of information with customers enhance confidence building.
Bojang thus called on bookkeepers to promote networking and promote public accountability.
He thanked the Irish Credit Union for their support to NACCUG in alleviating poverty.
by Alhagie Babou Jallow
& Binta Jammeh