Good governance programme in Saba

SABA–The Good Governance Programme kicked off on Saba in Sunny Valley Youth Centre in The Bottom, Tuesday.

Throughout the past year, Saba, in close collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations, has been working on its goal of boosting Good Governance in government-owned companies and/or key pillar foundations. This has resulted in the development of a tailor-made Good Governance Programme, which consists of different modules offered throughout the course of 2017.
Due to statutory directors and (supervisory) board members holding vital positions on the island, positions that are influential and key for further development and progress, it is important to keep expanding one’s personal capacities.
During the kick-off, the organisation called Nationaal Register, a company specialised in supervisory board positions and education, introduced the topic of Good Governance. Lecturers from both from the islands in the region and from Europe such as Geomaly Martes, Connie Tanis and Carla Aalse are delivering the session.
This first day was an orientation to the programme, which gave more information about the complete programme and input was received from everyone present. This feedback will help to fine tune and further tailor the content of all of the different modules of the Good Governance Programme going forward.
The Good Governance Programme is offered through a collaboration of the Public Entity Saba, the Dutch Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and the Nationaal Register. It is a unique training programme in good governance, which will provide the persons in those key positions with the extra tools they need to function more effectively as a director or (supervisory) board member.
Governor Jonathan Johnson is pleased to have the programme on Saba and stated, “I am happy to see this programme come to fruition, and I am looking forward to seeing the results of the programme within the community.”

Source: The Daily Herald