The Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai has encouraged both Senior and Planning Officers of the Ministry to continue strengthening their skills in providing the technical backstopping in preparation, implementation and review of the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023.
He made this call during a meeting held with the officers to register his appreciation to them for their efforts, interact and also understand their challenges, since they form a core part of the Ministry’s operations.
In his brief statement, the Minister affirmed his commitment to continue supporting them in whatever way possible to see that the work of the Ministry moves forward. He encouraged them to continue developing their skills in areas such as development planning, monitoring and resource mobilization in order to promote growth for comprehensive and equitable national development.
“I want to use this opportunity to appreciate the work you have been doing in your respective departments, and also want to implore that you engage in lots of research work that would complement the work of the Ministry. I hope to continue these interactions to discuss issues with you more often and dispassionately”, said Dr. Kai-Kai.
The Minister called on them to further deepen their knowledge in understanding the clusters of the Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023.
Dr. Sheka Bangura, the Director of Planning, Policy and Research also thanked the Minister for his role in supporting every department at the Ministry, adding that the recruitment of the officers has been very helpful to his department.
He also called on the officers to continue engaging themselves in research work, planning processes, implementation and monitoring mechanisms that would promote sustainable and stable development of the country.
The Officers took turns to brief the Minister about their activities and enumerated their challenges while appealing to the Minister to ensure that these challenges are being met.
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