The government of Liberia has launched the National Center for the Coordination of the Response Mechanism-NCCRM, expressing appreciation to its regional and international partners for such milestone initiative.
The initiative is an early warning response mechanism which alerts relevant authorities of any threats to the peace and security of a country, region or the continent.
According to a release, the Vice president of Liberia H.E Jewel Howard-Taylor who officially launched the NCCRM Tuesday, February 6, 2018, paid special tribute to those visionaries in the sub-regional framework who conceived this peace-building and peace sustaining initiative.
VP Howard-Taylor recalled that the emergence of the concept of setting up early warning centers in member states triggered by years of work and research study in the area of conflict detection, analysis management and resolution.
She stressed that the move to establish the center and others in the region is an effort aimed at addressing structural deficiencies, that were discovered to have left the sub-region susceptive to emerging threats, according to the Vice president, if not detected early enough could further plunge the region into crisis.
The Liberian Vice is meanwhile urging all stakeholders to take note of the demand placed by the running of a multifaceted center. ‘We expect the Directorate, the Board members and our Government to accord this awesome responsibility with the care and resources it requires; in order making the system work efficiently and effectively’, VP-Howard-Taylor asserted.
VP-Howard-Taylor reminded the gathering that the financial support for the administrative task will be supported from donor funding for the initial first two years, as the Liberian government will be required to provide operational support to enhance the work of the center.