The Center for National Document and Records Agency (CNDRA) has disclosed here that it has developed a five – year draft strategic plan to help with the tracking of government records.
CNDRA Director General C. Neileh Daitouah made the disclosure Thursday, 19 February at a jam-parked regular press briefing held in the Charles Gbeyon Conference Hall at the Ministry of Information on Capitol Hill.
He says the plan is aimed “considerably to ensure the National Archives of Liberia becomes part of the digital globe archives, which will show significant modernization to include upgrading the documents through digitization, mechanical system, cloud infrastructure, security, and online searching.”
According to Mr. Daitouah, the introduction of the five – year strategic plan from 2019 to 2023 is aimed at addressing most of the many challenges of the National Archives.
Mr. Daitouah continues that it is also aimed at putting CNDRA on par with other archival institutions in Africa and the rest of the world.
The five – year draft strategic plan, according to Mr. Daitouah, is being received by Liberia’s international partners and stakeholders for discussion which will be followed by a full launch of the final version by President George Manneh Weah on 31 May.
As part of CNDRA’s decentralization plan, Mr. Daitouah explains further that the institution is working in the 14 counties outside of Montserrado from a window at the various Counties Service Centers.
Part of CNDRA’s plan is to fully decentralize its programs and activities in the 14 counties, and to compliment the president’s developmental drives.
The entity says it has established a project program office and local archive centers are being constructed in 14 counties.
Mr. Daitouah discloses that these local archive centers will comprise of special presidential library, adult and children library, and customers service centers.
Further, he reveals that they will include exhibition room for repository for the preservation of vital records.
CNDRA, according to Mr. Daitouah, has a mandate to serve as Central Repository and Manager of Public Records.
He notes that it has the responsibility of making provisions for the economical and efficient management of government records by developing standards, procedures, and techniques designed to improve the management of records.
Part of their mission he says, is to ensure the maintenance and security of records deemed appropriate for preservation and providing access to government records.
By Lewis S.Teh –Edited by Winston W. Parley