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Institutions for Social Transformation

The Health Ministry will formulate strategic plans, programmes and projects  to ensure that  the four components of health, that is, its preventive, curative, rehabilitative and restorative aspects, are  institutionalised at each level of the health delivery system; be it at the primary stage, at minor health centres in villages, or the secondary stage  at  major health centres and clinics in districts or referral hospitals  in the regions that will serve as a tertiary stage of health delivery system in those areas. 

The Ministry of Basic Education will come up with a ten-year Basic education cycle that will be free and compulsory and will aim to provide each student with sufficient reading, writing and basic mathematical skills and general knowledge to be able to pursue a career option without hindrance, after graduation. Schools will be required to conduct education for citizenship at all levels, to inculcate republican and democratic values in each from early childhood, and buttress this knowledge at each stage by exposing them to Republican and democratic instruments, institutions and methods of living to empower them to grow up as sovereign citizens with a high sense of dignity and self- esteem.   The education system will aim to provide curricula and learning materials tapped from the Gambian intelligentsia in particular and all relevant producers of knowledge to ensure relevant education for sovereign citizenship focusing on the citizen  as shareholder of power and authority of the state, as voter, social auditor or potential representative of the people, and for the attainment of the right to self- determination.  

Ministry for Higher Education will ensure that the University and its allied tertiary institutions keep track of the labour pool to quantify and qualify human resource needs on a four-year basis, in order to guide students for career preparation.

A National Housing Authority will ensure construction of low cost model housing in villages, districts, regions and urban centres to move people to a middle income standard of living. 

At peace time, the military and security forces will serve as corps for development by ensuring that they have equipment and personnel to build low cost housing throughout the country, and provide other skilled labour necessary, such as building wharfs. Ex servicepersons, men and women, will be assisted to form cooperatives and work as brigades and further provided with financial assistance and equipment to run fishing enterprises, if they are from the navy and to do public works, if they are from the engineering corps. The income derived from each contract will be shared among stakeholders.

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