President Adama Barrow on Tuesday 26 / 02 / 2019 commissions the state-of-the-art building of the National Audit Office (N.A.O.) complex along the Bertil Harding Highway in the Kanifing Municipality as part of activities making the country’s 54th Independence anniversary.
The magnificent complex was built at a tune of D82, 863.00 (eighty-two million, eight hundred and sixty-three thousand dalasis), with funding from the government of The Gambia. The edifice has been built to create conducive and adequate space for the staff to work professionally and in confidence.
The (NAO) for the past 24 years has been housed at the Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment, thus restricting needed expansion possibilities (in terms of staffing) while hampering effectiveness and efficiency.
Officially opening the office complex, President Barrow said: “This development is prompted by the realisation that, to be effective and efficient, public institutions and the personnel that serve in them must operate in environments that allow for maximum performance and productivity.”
The president added that as “we reform our institutions, we must transform their physical structures and appearance correspondingly.”
“We cannot succeed in The Gambia without the right type of personnel, the right type of institutions and the right type of physical structures and environment.”
Mr. Barrow said he believes strongly that the attitude and commitment of individuals in public institutions contribute to determining how taxpayers benefit from the services delivered by public servants.