By ALMAMO KAMASO
Dominic Mendy a Former Finance minister under the Jammeh regime and now consultant in a private capacity told members of the National Assembly, that those governments from independent to date has fail in implementing National Youth Policy for the past three decades.
He was delivering a paper to members of the National Assembly in a three days training workshop on budget analysis, review and scrutiny at the Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center on Thursday 15 October 2020.
Consultant Mendy said he was part of those who took part in the formulation of the National Youth Policy; however the policy was never implemented. He confirmed that the Gambia has three National Youth Policies for the last three decades and none was successfully implemented.
Other members of the facilitators included Burama Fatty of the Management Development Institute who is a researcher, delivered papers on understanding a budget, what constitutes a public policy, and he also took members through linkages between policy, long term plans, medium term and annual budget and linking policy, planning and budgets.
At the end of the three days interactions with facilitators, members acknowledged that now with such a training budgets will be looked with a difference lenses. The members are equip with skills to now link the budget with policies.