A five-day sub-regional training workshop on the ”modernisation of customs administrations” in West Africa, began Monday in Banjul, the Gambian capital, official sources informed PANA Tuesday.
According to the sources, the workshop on human resource management is part of the West African Customs Administration Modernisation (WACAM) project with five English-speaking West African countries taking part.
The workshop, which attracts participants from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia and Liberia, is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and organised by Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA).
It is part of efforts geared towards modernising customs administrations within the sub-region.
The WACAM Project is said to be trying to build capacities of customs workers with emphasis on presenting ”best practices” in areas of ”strategic management and human resource management”.