MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF NATIONAL TOURIST BOARD ON THE FIRST TWO DAYS COMPREHENSIVE ORIENTATION ON FULL FINANCIAL, HUMAN RESOURCE AND PROCUREMENT COMPLIANCE RETREAT.
Host: DGM- Jeffrey Moijueh
“Due compliance is the smart approach for modern management now” Cyrillia S.O. Wilson.
5th – 6th February Retreat
_Thorough training on Finance and Admin/Human Resource Manuals completed today .
“I have been to many countries, but my country is utmost beautiful” A.T. Kokobaye.
National Tourist Board is set and established by a Act of parliament and charged with the responsibilities: founded with a view to promoting and creating the identity, and to enhance the reputation, image, status of tourism at national and international levels.
The mission also includes the planning and implementation of a common strategy and the conception of its promotion, proposal and the performance of promotional activities of mutual interest for all subjects in tourism in the country and abroad, as well as raising the overall quality and best practices of the whole range of tourist services on offer in the country considering: Hotels, Guest houses, Casinos, Tour operating, Grand handling, beach management, requisition and other related aspects.
Against this ideal checks, the operations of the Board are getting huge as responsible management that desire to succeed, it incredible and smart to organize a two day small scale staff capacity retreat. As sustainability and protocols and standards requires, as a tourism development institutions care needs to be taken in ensuring best Financial and Human Resource practices are duly followed as prescribed.
The two day retreat is planned to serve as prerequisite to have a thorough lenses on the newly guided Financial and Human Resource manuals, for top management and middle managements to grasp the core elements slated in these manuals, when being explained by the professionals who can do it better as it has been done on day one with the Financial Manual.
This training commenced yesterday, and from the presentations and careful explanations, it is indeed timely for staff to understand their operations when it comes to matters of Finances and proper documentation backed up with proceedings, for this will greatly mitigate the risk in financial flaws and oversight.
The training on the Financial Manual yesterday help to raise the knowledge of staff compliance to regulatory steps when dealing with key procurement activities, how one should and must be guided and what is required by every party that is involved during the process.
The Financial and Audit Consultant helped the management and staff of all levels to be;
enlightened with critical procedures and follow-ups on such matters. Other departmental cooperation to these polices will aid the organization do well when audit is mention.
The General Manager Madam Fatmata Kroma, who is the first substantial female General Manager NTB, thought fit and timely but more necessary to hold these two day retreat to serve as an eye-opening session to all staff who are within the confines of the Board, to keep ourselves abreast on modern issues, when guiding policies are required by all to follow to reduces risk on fraud and mismanagement throughout any and every task and operations.
She who is presently charged with that responsibility implored all staff to lift her hands up by following full Financial Compliance at all times. She reiterates” This smart practices will save us from many inquiries from the external and internal audits. Therefore, lets follow procedures, and at least times let support the Accounts and Human Resource departments and Procurement Unit to succeed with these aspects at all times and levels.
The Manager Admin/Human Resource, Ms. Cyrillia S.O.Wilson did due justice to the Manual on Saturday the 6th of February, this brought the two day retreat retreat.
The day two sharply looked at the contents on key Human Resources protocols and smart standards, that will aid a better and sustainable working environment for the general staff of NTB.
In nutshell, The HR Process Administration Manual can help raise administration of all Human Resources activities simple, clear and easy to understand. This core reference Manual will enable the organization to administer its HR processes fairly and consistently. On this the Manager built her points to make the entire staff understood the clear processes.
The Chairman Finance Commitee Mr. M. Jalloh, applauded the NTB GM and staff for committing themselves, to such a clear purposeful meeting.
In concluding the whole matter, the Chairman Board NTB, Mr. Kokobaye made solid statements, on the tourism sector its essential credence it has towards nation building, and that he said must be treated with care and love for the sector if we want to elevate our beloved country from poverty. Thanking staff and management for this first move in history, he implored us all to stay steadfastly positive and sensitive to the issues of tourism.
The madam GM raised the bar, by thanking her staff in general for the support given over the past year and now.
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