African Development Bank grants funding to Guinea Bissau to train state workers

30 April 2010

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 30 April – The African Development Bank (ADB) is set to grant Guinea Bissau US$12 million for construction of the National Administration School (ENA), the country’s Economy, Planning and Regional Integration minister said Thursday in Bissau.

Noting what the government hoped to get from ENA, Helena Embaló said that the school should be a benchmark “capable of setting up contemporary educational environments,” as it would be equipped with modern technological facilities.

Porgo Judicael, an ADB official linked to the education sector said that the boost to training of public administration staff would lead to good governance, noting the importance of the project.

ENA, which will be set up in what are currently the Administrative Training Centre (Cenfa) facilities in Bissau, is part of the Project to Support Administrative Capacities (PARCA) in Guinea Bissau, which aims to train civil servants.

The ADB, which has partnered Guinea Bissau since 1976, provides the country with support in the social, agricultural and sector reform areas. (macauhub)