The National Records Service recently convened an in service training programme for records personnel drawn from both government and parastatals on modern technology system of record keeping at The Gambia Telecommunication and Multi-Media Institute (GTMI).
The training, was meant to enhance the skills of records personnel on modern technology system of record keeping, as well as exposed them to confidentiality and security systems.
Dawda B. Fadera, the Permanent Secretary at the Personnel Management Office, said the primary objective of the training, was designed to enhance records personnel’s with modern knowledge in a bid to enhance quality service delivery.
PS Fadera maintained that government has given top priority to good recording keeping because they always proof and justify services.
According to him, such trainings are important to all types of record keepers being at finance, judiciary or health.
One of the biggest loads in the world, he went on, are room for improvement, and went on to challenge institutions to continue the good work.
He dilated on the possible implications of negligence on records keeping, noting that ‘it can undermine national security.
PS Fadera therefore urged participants to always give high attention and care on records they gathered. “I am sure such gatherings will help personnel to think and improve together”, he added.
Elizabeth Barhoum, Director of National Records Service, said the training will help participants to keep public information properly because the information that they are managing is indeed essential and without which, government will not make correct accounting.
These information, she went, will greatly help the government to account itself and as well make proper planning.
by Samba Jawo