By Sainey MK Marenah
Mr. Sanna Dahaba has been appointed Executive Director of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA). His appointment took effect on Wednesday, 27th September 2017.
Dahaba, who previously served as the deputy chief executive secretary of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Secretariat (ADRS) has a great experience in pro-poor development programmes, project management and administration. He has once worked with the European Development Fund on decentralization and governance issues, coordinated the DFID funded legal capacity building project and served as permanent secretary Office of the President, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture respectively. He has also worked closely with communities in identifying development needs and prepared project proposals and budgets for technical support to community-based projects.
Dahaba holds a Master’s degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Bradford, UK. Whilst in the UK, he served as Principal of Yorkshire College, responsible for the day-to-day management of the college. His work at the college, among others, involved planning and implementing all academic programmes.
When contacted, Sanna Dahaba confirmed his appointment while commending the government of The Gambia for the trust and confidence bestowed in him, noting that he would strive to live up to expectation.