In this edition the Spotlight is on Tamba Kinteh, former elected Interim Management Chairperson, and acting Chairman, Kerewan Area Council (KAC) from February to May 2018
A prominent Kinteh Kunda citizen, Tamba Kinteh has wide experience in local government administration by serving almost in all the seven administrative area councils through-out the country.
This was why he reached where he is today all because of his dedication, interest, hard-work and the concern he has for his country.
Despite being a retired civil servant now, Mr. Kinteh is still an active man both within Lower Badibou District and even outside his district in the region thus helping his brother, the current Chief for Lower Badibou District, Mr. Fabala Kinteh in some of his day-to-day administration more especially when the chief was performing his official duty outside the district.
One man who knows Mr. Tamba S. Kinteh well, said: “It is always good for a human-being to leave a legacy behind as that is the case for Mr. Kinteh as his legacy will never go unnoticed by Gambians.
Mr. Tamba S. Kinteh was born in 1952 at a village called Illiassa in the Upper Badibou District of North Bank Region (NBR) but currently residing at his family home village of Kinteh Kunda in Lower Badibou District.
From 1958-1963 he attended Kinteh Kunda Primary School in region four of North Bank Region and from 1963 to 1968 schooled at Armitage High School now called Armitage Senior Secondary School in region five of the Central River Region (CRR).
In 1986, Mr. Kinteh did Book keeping and Accounting studies at the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) in Kanifing and in 1987 he did his Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Level 1 Course at the Management Development Institute (MDI) along Radio Gambia Road.
In 1998 he did his Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Level 2 Course at the Management Development Institute (MDI) along Radio Gambia Road.
WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS & TRAININGS
In 1999 he attended training in Local Government Administration and Public Service (LGQPS) at Ibaraki City in Japan and in the same year, Mr. Tamba S. Kinteh attended Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) special program for project management:-presentation skills at the International Development Centre in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Kinteh attended and participated in many workshops and training among them are; in 2001 Poverty Alleviation and capacity building training workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Lands (MoLGL) through GAMWORKS Agency.
This was an intensive training program on management and planning for senior and top level management of Local Government authorities.
In April 2008, he attended Commonwealth Secretariat and Governance of the Gambia high level consultation workshop on managing change in Local Governance.
February 2009, Mr. Kinten attended the training workshop for Local Government Councilors and officials thus organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Lands.
October 2011, Mr. Kinteh attended Governance and Accountability training course conducted by MS-Training Centre for Development and Co-operation (TCDC) in ARUSHS, Tanzania in collaboration with Action Aid office The Gambia.
HOSPIATL AT FARAFENNI HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE
Assist the Chief Executive Office (CEO) in the day to day administration of the Hospital
Served as secretary to the Hospital Management Board
Supervise the work of the Clerical, secretarial and medical records staff within the Hospital
Liaise with the Ministry of State for Finance and Economic Affairs and Customs and Exercise Department for the clearance of medical supplies and equipment from the cosmos in conjunction with the purchasing officer or a staff of the Accounts Department
Coordinate and supervise the Store and Transport Management for the Hospital
Deal with staff compensation in case of accident or otherwise
Coordinate and supervise staff appraisal and performance evaluation for all Units in conjunction with the Department Heads
Deal with request for leave, study leave, special leave and confinement leave for the Hospital staff and
Performance any other duty assigned by the Chief Executive Office (CEO)
WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE AT LOCAL Gov’t
Served as treasurer at Mansakonko Area Council (MKAC) from 1993 to 1997
Served as Revenue Collector at Kuntaur Area Council (KAC) from 1979 to 1980
Served as Revenue Collector at Kerewan Area Council (KAC) from 1974 to 1979
Served as assistant Treasurer at Kerewan Area Council (KAC) from 1980 to 1987
Served as acting Treasurer at Kerewan Area Council (KAC) from1987 to 1993
Served as the Chief Executive Officer at (CEO) at Kerewan Area Council (KAC) from 1997 to 2012
Served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Brikama Area Council from 2012 to 2013 where he went on retirement.
While serving as head of the above mentioned institutions, Mr. Tamba S. Kinteh was responsible for the day-to-day performance of the Executive and Administrative functions of the Council and the implementation of its policy.
He also supervises, monitor and coordinate the activities on all Council’s development programs in order to ensure that the management and the delivery of services to the communities are properly carried out in a transparency manner.
Being the custodian of all documents/records of the Council and any other function assigned to him by the Ministry of Local Government and Lands.
Mr. Tamba S. Kinteh while serving as assistant treasurer at some of the area council in the country, his mandate was to supervise and manage income section of the council.
Produce monthly reports for the treasurer and produce proposals for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the council, prepare monthly Bank reconciliation statement and deputize for the Treasurer as and when necessary.
While also in the position as revenue collector at various councils in the country, Mr. Kinteh was responsible for the assessment and registration of properties, business and the collection of revenue for the onward payment to the treasury.