President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, 11 April received a number of visiting High-Level delegations at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia. An Executive Mansion release says the delegations came from the African Capacity-building Foundation or ACBF, African Peer Review Mechanism or APRM, and the Open Government Partnership or OGP.
President Sirleaf welcomed the delegations and commended them for their respective roles and activities in Liberia. The release says President Sirleaf reminded the CEO of the OGP Mr. Sanjay Pradhan about the Open Budget Process, which was started in Liberia and stressed the need for continuity.
For his part, the OGP Chief Executive Officer who admitted to being a long time admirer of the President expressed joy over the opportunity to have met with Mrs. Sirleaf. He reflected on on Liberia’s admission to the Open Government Partnership in 2011, and said since that time, the country has been a shining example for others to emulate.
The President in another meeting with the ACBF delegation headed by its Executive Secretary, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, discussed the support to the ACBF, empowering women in agriculture, the Commissioning of an ACBF Country Needs Assessment and a request for President Sirleaf to serve as Champion of the ACBF.
The President then welcomed the delegation over what she called a long awaited visit particularly at a time when the Agenda for Transformation with very precise goals is ongoing.
Mrs. Sirleaf called re-assessment of the operations of LIMPAC with clearly defined goals and objectives. Also speaking, Liberia’s Finance and Development Planning Minister Boimah Kamara said the African Capacity-building Foundation is re-engaged with Liberia and that the country is meeting its obligations to the body. – Press release