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Momodou



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Posted - 14 Sep 2018 :  19:11:55  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr Habib Drammeh relieved as Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service

The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, acting under the provisions of section 167(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia has decided to relieve Mr. Habib Drammeh of his appointment as Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service with effect from Friday, 14th September 2018. He would be redeployed to the Foreign Service.

Meanwhile, in accordance with Section 168 of the Constitution of The Republic of The Gambia, President Barrow has appointed Mr Ebrima O. Camara as Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service with effect from 14th September 2018.

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Amie Bojang-Sissoho
Director of Press & Public Relations
Office of the President, State House, Banjul

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone

toubab1020



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Posted - 14 Sep 2018 :  22:58:58  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I found this, I wonder if he ever did introduce score cards ? "redeployed to the Foreign Service." that will give him the opportunity to travel extensively I should think and bring back useful ideas ,and network with Foreign officials and explain Adama Barrow's vision for the NEW Gambia.As you can read in the artical below he has excellent qualifications that suit his new post.

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By Glen Munro on 12/02/2018
Gambia’s new Secretary General and Civil Service chief Habib Saihou Drammeh has hinted at introducing different score cards to assess the performance and output of civil servants.

Drammeh made the suggestion while addressing the Gambian cabinet after taking his oaths of allegiance, office and secrecy at the State House in Banjul, the capital city.

During his address, the former Minister of Interior stressed that the civil service needs to respond in time to the priority areas in terms of national development.
‘Transformation’

He said: “The Gambia is witnessing an end to the beginning to this transition into a new face of transformation.

“Therefore, in this regard, we would develop different score cards for the civil service that the cabinet can finally agree upon, as a way in which we could measure output and performance.

“I believe if we do this, we would be in a better position to be able to attain those goals in the shortest time possible. This is our commitment.”

Drammeh was appointed as Gambian Secretary General and Head of Civil Service, following the re-deployment of Dawda Fadera to the United States as the country’s Ambassador.

The 58-year old’s appointment in January came three months after the start of his role as the Minister of Interior, following the controversial dismissal of Mai Ahmad Fatty by the Gambian government for reasons undisclosed.
Experience

Before his appointment, Drammeh had over 30 years experience working for a variety of national and international bodies, including the Gambia Tourism Authority from 2001 to 2005, where he was the Director General, and Slok Air between September 2007 to August 2008.

He has also lectured at the University of The Gambia and was the managing director of Gambia Transport Service Company.

Drammeh holds a Master of Business Administration in corporate strategy and industrial policy. He also possesses a Bachelor of Science in education and geography.

https://www.globalgovernmentforum.com/gambia-introduce-score-cards-civil-servants/


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Momodou



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Posted - 15 Sep 2018 :  13:57:58  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WHO IS HABIB DRAMMEH?


Lamin L Darboe
31 August 2018


I think this will help us to understand who's he and I will be waiting for your Reminder of the past, how our current Secretary General corruptly and dishonestly embezzled our fund... Mr Darmmeh is not trustworthy at all therefore, President Barrow should lay him off...
'Former GTA Director-General Faces Eleven Count Charges
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Habib Drammeh, former Director-General of the Gambia Tourism Authority (GTA), was yesterday charged and arraigned before Justice Monageng of the Banjul High Court.
Count One of the offence charges that Habib Drammeh in the Republic of The Gambia on the 12th of July 2005, in a petition titled Reinstatement as director-general of GTA to the President of the Republic of The Gambia, a public servant alleging wrongful suspension, gave information among others to wit: an independent audit investigation commissioned by the Board cleared me of any wrong-doing which you know or believe to be false intending thereby to cause your re-instatement as the Director General of the Gambia Tourism Authority, which the president ought not to do if the true state of facts contained in the Investigative Audit Report Into The Land and Financial Transactions of GTA dated 22nd December 2003, were fully disclosed to him in the said petition.
According to Count Two, Habib Drammeh in the Republic of The Gambia on the 12th of July 2005 in a petition for Re-instatement as director general GTA, to the president of the Republic of The Gambia alleging one Momodou Sallah caused your wrongful suspension, gave information among others to wit: an independent audit investigation commissioned by the Board cleared me of any wrong-doing which you know or believe to be false intending thereby to cause the president to use his lawful power to the annoyance of the said Momodou Sallah, a former Secretary of State for Tourism and Culture.
According to Count Three, Habib Drammeh in Kololi, Kanifing Municipal Council, in the Republic of The Gambia between January 2002 and December 2003, while holding public office as the Director General of the Gambia Tourism Authority in breach of sections 6,7 and 10 of the Gambia Tourism Authority Act 2001 approved the payment of four hundred and fifty thousand dalasis (D450,000) from the funds of the Gambia Tourism Authority to Home Finance Mortgage Company Limited for the settlement of your personal housing loan debt without the knowledge, disclosure, consent or authorization of the Board.
According to Count Four, Habib Drammeh in Kololi Kanifing Municipal Council in the Republic of The Gambia between January 2002 and December 2003 while holding public office as the director General of the Gambia Tourism Authority corruptly or dishonestly abused the office for private benefit in that you caused the payment of Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dalasis(D450,000) from the fund of the authority to Home Finance Mortgage Company Limited for the settlement of your personal housing loan and thereby caused financed loss to the Gambia Tourism Authority.
Count Five read that Habib Drammeh in Kololi Kanifing Municipal Council of the Republic of The Gambia between January 2002 and December 2003 while holding public office as the Director General of the Gambia tourism authority corruptly abused the office for private benefit in that you directed and caused the payment of the sum of twenty-eight thousand five hundred and twenty-two dalasis(D28,522) the property of The Gambia Tourism Authority to Shyben Madi & sons Ltd for the repair of your private car Peugeot 406 with registration number KM 6236 A.
Count Six states that Habib Drammeh in Kololi Kanifing Municipal Council, between January 2002 and December 2003, while holding public office as the director General of the Gambia Tourism Authority willfully caused twenty-eight thousand five hundred and twenty-two dalasis(D28,522) to the Gambia Tourism Authority being payment made from the funds of Gambia Tourism Authority to Shyben Madi & Sons Ltd for the repairs of your private car Peugeot 406 with registration No KM 6236A pursuant to your directives.
Count Seven, states that Habib Drammeh in Kololi Kanifing Municipal Council between January 2002 and December 2003, while holding public office as the Director General of Gambia Tourism Authority dishonestly acquired a plot of land located at Brufut Heights property of the Gambia Tourism Authority and valued at three hundred and seventy-five thousand dalasis(D375,000) without paying for same.
Count Eight, states that Habib Drammeh in Kololi Kanifing Municipal Council, while holding public office as the Director General of Gambia Tourism Authority recklessly or dishonestly caused financial loss of three hundred and seventy-five thousand dalasis(D375,000) to the Gambia Tourism Authority being the value of a plot of land located at Brufut Heights property of the Gambia Tourism Authority which you allocated to yourself without paying for same.

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toubab1020



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Posted - 15 Sep 2018 :  17:04:17  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well I never,it just proves that even with excellent qualifications there may be underlying features that would maybe make him not exactly the right man for the job,very odd though he should be " redeployed to the Foreign Service." by Adama Barrow on 14th of September 2018 ,still its all politics,which as you know I strongly dislike,need I write more ?

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

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toubab1020



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Posted - 16 Sep 2018 :  11:51:03  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Press release September 14, 2018

The secretary general and head of the civil service, Mr Habib Drammeh, on Wednesday stressed that civil servants are accountable to the people and have a responsibility to deliver.
SG Drammeh made the remarks while on a surprise visit to government ministries at the Quadrangle in Banjul. Accompanied by senior officials at the office of the President, the secretary general symbolically took off the tour at ministries that fall under the strategic priority areas of the president, as per the National Development Plan. His first stop was at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, where he was received by the Minister, Claudiana Cole and senior officials of the ministry.
During a meeting with the minister and other officials, the SG highlighted that the unannounced visit is motivated by the desire to see first-hand the state of affairs at the ministries. He said education is one of the key ministries given priority by the president, as stipulated in the National Development Plan, in addition to the energy and infrastructure, agriculture, health, youth empowerment and tourism sectors.

“Our challenge is to ensure Government delivers on its mandate particularly the office of the President. Each ministry must have a work programme and we are insisting on this because, at the end of the day, we want to monitor progress,” he observed.
SG Drammeh was quick to add that the monitoring of performance will determine promotion and salary increment without posing a fiscal challenge on the country. He said by the time the civil service reform kicks start, every civil servant would have a set of indicators which your performance and output will be measured against.

While giving a run-down of the ministry’s progress, Minister Cole highlighted that the ministry is striving through various means, to increase access, quality and relevance in education. Already, she said, teachers are being given scholarships to study at the University of The Gambia, while the provincial allowance has been increased from 17 to 20-23% in September this year.
She further stated that more than 500 classrooms have been built, lower basics expanded to basic cycle, and basic cycle to senior school, and from indicators, there is parity between boys and girls, and retention has also greatly improved. She, however, decried financial challenge as a major constraint for the ministry.

In terms of performance and output, Permanent Secretary MoBSE, Muhammed Jallow, stated that the introduction of national languages at the early education is already showing positive signs, and progressive math and English is also introduced. The SG in conclusion at MoBSE urged them to open up and coordinate with Office of the President while announcing that a delivering forum will be set up to allow ministries to bring out constraints for timely interventions.

SG Drammeh and entourage made a brief stop at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, where he toured the offices and expressed disappointment at the virtually empty offices during working hours. The Minister was reported to have been on official engagements outside of the office.
“We want all civil servants to know we are watching and we will dialogue but at the end of the day, every civil servant must have a plan, every cadre will have a job description that will have clear terms of reference and performance indicators so that at the end of the day, we will have a meritocracy instead of who you know.”
He concluded that civil servants must do their best to be at their desk at 8am. “There are plans to roll out a system that will monitor the punctuality of every servant; thus it is the responsibility of permanent secretaries to hold their staff to account, SG Drammeh emphasised.


http://standard.gm/site/2018/09/14/sg-on-surprise-visits-to-govt-offices/


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Originally posted by toubab1020

I found this, I wonder if he ever did introduce score cards ? "redeployed to the Foreign Service." that will give him the opportunity to travel extensively I should think and bring back useful ideas ,and network with Foreign officials and explain Adama Barrow's vision for the NEW Gambia.As you can read in the artical below he has excellent qualifications that suit his new post.

==================================================================================================
By Glen Munro on 12/02/2018
Gambia’s new Secretary General and Civil Service chief Habib Saihou Drammeh has hinted at introducing different score cards to assess the performance and output of civil servants.

Drammeh made the suggestion while addressing the Gambian cabinet after taking his oaths of allegiance, office and secrecy at the State House in Banjul, the capital city.

During his address, the former Minister of Interior stressed that the civil service needs to respond in time to the priority areas in terms of national development.
‘Transformation’

He said: “The Gambia is witnessing an end to the beginning to this transition into a new face of transformation.

“Therefore, in this regard, we would develop different score cards for the civil service that the cabinet can finally agree upon, as a way in which we could measure output and performance.

“I believe if we do this, we would be in a better position to be able to attain those goals in the shortest time possible. This is our commitment.”

Drammeh was appointed as Gambian Secretary General and Head of Civil Service, following the re-deployment of Dawda Fadera to the United States as the country’s Ambassador.

The 58-year old’s appointment in January came three months after the start of his role as the Minister of Interior, following the controversial dismissal of Mai Ahmad Fatty by the Gambian government for reasons undisclosed.
Experience

Before his appointment, Drammeh had over 30 years experience working for a variety of national and international bodies, including the Gambia Tourism Authority from 2001 to 2005, where he was the Director General, and Slok Air between September 2007 to August 2008.

He has also lectured at the University of The Gambia and was the managing director of Gambia Transport Service Company.

Drammeh holds a Master of Business Administration in corporate strategy and industrial policy. He also possesses a Bachelor of Science in education and geography.

https://www.globalgovernmentforum.com/gambia-introduce-score-cards-civil-servants/




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