Gov’t is committed
Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh says the rebuilding of Liberia remains a major concern for the Government. Minister Konneh said that Government is committed to ensuring that sectors affected within economy will be address in totality.
He made the disclosure at a one day workshop on the United States Government Portfolio Performance Review, held at the ministry of Finance and Development Planning.
The Finance Minister lauded the United States Government for their support to Liberia, adding that assistance from the United States in terms of budgetary support is aligned with Liberia Agenda for Transformation.
Minister Konneh pointed out that the improvements of Liberia’s financial sector with require capacity development within the governmental cycle, something he said is one of government major concern.
“Government major concern is to improve Liberia’s financial sector with require capacity development within the governmental cycle,” he stated. He noted that in the process of creating enabling environments with witness the training of qualify teachers as well as having the educational sector improve to international standard, government is prepare to support the rebuilding process.
Minister Konneh said early participation is good in making sure Liberia democratic transaction is secure for future generation and forward match of Liberia. Minister Konneh lauded all participants and international partners’ for their level of support given to Liberia.
Speaking earlier the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Madam Deborah Malac reassured the United States Government commitment to support the Agenda for Transformation and Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plans for Liberia.
The workshop was attended by officials from the Ministry of Justice, National Election Commission, Liberia National Police and the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.
Liberia is one of the poorest countries in Africa with a population of 4 million, per-capita income of US$410, and about 60 percent of the population below the poverty line.
More than half of the population is urban, including in densely populated areas around the capital city of Monrovia. About three-quarters of the labor force is engaged in informal activities, mainly agriculture, itinerant mining, and commerce.
Despite its post-conflict fragility and poor social conditions, Liberia had been growing steadily prior to the Ebola outbreak under a regime of stable economic management, efforts to improve public sector governance, and expansion of extractive industries.