President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is soliciting “active participation” of the Central Bank of Liberia, private banking institutions and the citizenry towards Liberia’s post-Ebola economic recovery program, when she acknowledged this week that Liberia has made “sufficient progress” in the fight against Ebola.
Receiving heads of public and private institutions on her 76th birthday at her Foreign Ministry office on 29 October, President Sirleaf said Liberians have past denials and fears, and are truly fighting to the place where the country now feels much more comfortable.
“Let me say that we hope that we’ve made sufficient progress in this fight; thanks to the partnership we’ve received from our domestic entities and more importantly due to the resilience of the Liberian people, who themselves have taken this under their control,” she said after receiving keys to an ambulance donated by the Guaranty Trust Bank.
President Sirleaf said she wants to see “very active participants in the economic recovery program because that’s where we can really be assured that there will be no re-occurrence,” once government built better health care delivery system, stronger economy and has higher level of per capita income.
Meeting with the Central Bank of Liberia’s delegation headed by Executive Governor Mills Jones, President Sirleaf expressed pleasure over the positive signs in Liberia against Ebola, applauding individual and collective efforts of Liberians and many institutions, including the CBL.
“And I know the work that the Central Bank has done along with the Ministry of Finance to mobilize resources that will not only help us to fight this disease, but put us in a better position to start a process of economic recovery which is very important to all of us,” she told the CBL delegates.
President Sirleaf however appreciated the CBL for works done in its “normal task”, for assuring that Liberia’s “financial system remains on even queue” for the support she said the bank gave in keeping with its mandate.