By Lamin B. Darboe
Information Officer, PMO
Forty-nine (49) Records personnel under the National Records Service (NRS) and are currently serving at various Government institutions through-out the country last week took the Oath of Secrecy administered by the Curator of Interstate Estate, Kumba Jow a member of the National Records Advisory Committee (NRAC) and Senior State Counsel, Sainabou Jahateh both at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
The event took place at the National Records Service (NRS) headquarters at the Quadrangle in Banjul.
In their pledge before the Curator Jow and senior counsel Jahateh, Records personnel said: “being a Civil Servants in the employ of The Gambia Government, they will observe with utmost secrecy respecting all matters of confidential nature which may come to their knowledge in the discharge of their duties.
“We will not reveal to anyone contrary to our duty any matters which may come to our knowledge in the discharge of our official duties and also not to supply to anyone any information respecting any such matters, except as and when required so to do by law, or by the regulations of the Service, or by our superior officers, or except as our official duties shall otherwise require,” NRS Records personnel promised.
Director, National Records Service (NRS), Bartholomew Marong explained that it is only National Records Service cadre in government apart from Permanent Secretaries and Ministers that took the Oath of secrecy.
“All NRS staff shall before taking office subscribed to an Oath of Secrecy in accordance with Section 3 of the NRS Oath Act 1993,” director Marong explained.
Mr. Marong on behalf of National Records Service personnel expressed his gratitude to Curator Jow and Counsel Jahateh for leaving behind their busy schedule and come and administered Oath to his personnel.
The ceremony was witnessed by the Deputy Director NRS, Adama Joof, Principal Records Officer at National Records Service, Wassabo Darboe and other NRS officials.