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GoL opens first Service Center in Bassa

Liberia’s first County Service Center (CSC) under Government’s Deconcentration project opens this Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in the City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

The CSC is a one-stop service center where Ministries, Agencies and commissions (MACs) will provide their specialized deconcentrated services to the public relating to documentation, permits, certificates and licenses.

The opening of the Center in Grand Bassa County marks a significant transition to a new governance approach aimed at making services available to the public in the areas they live.

A release for the Decentralization Secretariat at the Ministry of Internal Affairs says the Vice of President of Liberia, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, will perform the opening ceremony.

The release said an array of Government officials including members of the legislature, members of the diplomatic Corps and development partners among others will form part of the program.

The National Decentralization Implementation Secretariat (NDIS), guided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, is engineering the setting up of the service centers in eight counties in phase one of the deconcentration plan.

The Buchanan launch of the County Service Center will be followed by other counties including Maryland, Nimba, Bong, Lofa, Grand Gedeh, Bomi and Margibi.

Initial services to be provided at the Grand Bassa County Service Center will include, but not limited to birth certificates, marriage and divorce certificates, business registration documents, contractor’s license and ECOWAS Work Permit.

The Liberian Government, through a European Union Grant contribution, is facilitating the actualization of the County Service Centers in the initial eight counties.-Press Release

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