The Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) committee for West Coast Region recently concluded a two-day leadership and management training designed to strengthen the capacities of the district committee members on advocacy and networking. The event was also meant to orient them on the content of the APRC constitution among others.
The synergy, held at the APRC West Coast Regional bureau in Brikama, attracted seventy participants. The interface was meant to equip both district and regional committee members for easy mobilisation in the community, as well as to inculcate the spirit of volunteerism.
Speaking at the forum, the APRC regional chairman, Ebrima Solomon Marreh underscored the significance of the training, saying the move is enshrined in the party’s constitution and its manifesto. He affirmed that it is meant to strengthen the capacities of various party structures and empower them for the growth and development of the party.
“The regional structure, in collaboration with its secretariat at national level, strives to ensure capacity building as a vital instrument towards growth and development of the party support base,’’ he stated.
Marreh maintained that in order to achieve this desired results, district committees are required to play a lead role as the frontline advocates in reaching out to the grassroots communities, while stressing the need for the membership to work in partnership in order to promote unity, oneness and understanding at all times.
Deputising for the Chairman of Brikama Area Council, Hamadi Sowe, councilor for Mayork Ward, commended the regional committees for the initiative, mentioning effective management and strong leadership as key elements in their drive to achieve popular participation for the growth of the party support base in the region.
Karamo Colley, the APRC Regional Vice Chairperson and Cherno Brikama Jawla, the youth representative, both described the training as an avenue to equip participants with the requisite knowledge and skills ahead of the December polls.
Both acknowledged that the move will also raise awareness and equip participants on the content of APRC constitution, roles and responsibilities of committee members.
He commended participants for their turnout.
by Awa Gassama