Africities: Human resources are engines of growth for collectivities - Consultant

APA-Dakar (By Edouard Toure, Senegal)

The head of the Management of Human Resources in Territorial Communities of West Africa, Senegal’s Badara Samb has emphasized the importance of human resources which he described as the essential engine for sustainable development.

“Whoever speaks of change or development in the context of continuity and sustainability cannot achieve that without taking into consideration the most strategic resource of the territorial collectivity: the human resources. In order to develop the territories at the level of Africa, we must strengthen the capacities of people working in communities,” Samb said, on the sidelines of the ongoing eighth Africities Summit in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

A training consultant in human resources management, Samb said in a statement seen by APA that the response to “changes imposed by fluctuations in internal and external environments remain the vital issue facing each entity", whose only concern is to achieve sustainable development.

Samb was speaking on the theme “The administration of personnel in local authorities.”

He stressed the importance of the organization of Africities, a "flagship pan-African event" of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa held every three years in one of the five regions of the continent.

“We are mobilizing communities and local authorities as well as financial institutions, civil society organizations and development partners on a continental and international scale,” West Africa's Chairman for management of human resources at the level of local authorities concluded.


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