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The Governance Commission on Wednesday May 6, 2015 submitted several draft documents to the Center for National Documents and Records Agency, CONDRA, for safe keeping. 

A press release GC says the program took place at CONDRA’s office in Sinkor. The documents presented are all related to the historical three day National Vision Conference held in Gbarnga, Bong County from December 12-15, 2012, and compiled by the Governance Commission, (GC) in collaboration with the now Ministry of Finance for Development Planning (MOFD).

Making the presentation yesterday on behalf of GC, the Commission’s Vice Chair Elizabeth Mulbah explained that the Conference organizers brought together Liberian experts from all over the world to research various themes to address issues that would help inform Liberia’s transformation process.

According to Commissioner Mulbah, the findings of these researches were crunched into the retrospective analyses that informed four possible futures after they were validated by Liberians in 56 administrative districts in the 15 counties of Liberia and the Liberian diaspora. The Vision Conference adopted a National Vision Statement –“One people, one nation, united for peace and sustainable development.

Among items presented to CONDRA by GC include: a 160 page draft report of the Conference, a 25 page draft summary report, a 5 page draft  Vision  Statement also known as the Gbarnga Declaration with the Vision Statement, a brown envelope containing 2 disks of draft documents and photos, a synthesize report (retrospective analysis/National Vision 2030, county district and diaspora consultations reports, Conference souvenirs, a book shelf, and others.

Receiving the items, CONDRA’s Director General Madam Bloh Sayeh thanked the Governance Commission for acknowledging the importance of CONDRA. She said the turning over ceremony of the National Vision 2030 to the institution symbolizes to the rest of the nation the importance of keeping and pressing all of Liberia’s national documents in the National Archives. She noted that the Vision 2030 documents add to the Archive huge collection of other important national documents such as Liberia’s original Constitution, Liberia’s original declaration of our independence, records of Presidents Tubman, Tolbert, and Doe Administrations, as well as all Interim administrations of Liberia during the 1990s.

Other documents at the Archive Center span a variety of legal instruments such as land deeds, marriage certificates, and agreements, among others. The Agency has digitalized 95% of of national records within their possession. Madam Sayeh assured of the National Vision 2030 documents at CONDRA. 

The Ceremony ended with a signing, signifying both GC and CONDRA’s partnership and collaboration. Commissioner Elizabeth Mulbah and Communication Director signed on behalf of GC, while Executive Director Bloh Sayeh and Deputy Director General Martin Kollah signed on behalf of CONDRA.

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