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MIA reviews Local Government Act in Sanniquellie

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has ended an explicit review of the local government act of Liberia in Sanniquellie City, Nimba County under what it calls “A Dialogue between County Legislative Caucus and County Administration”.

The dialogue was held Friday, 3 June with the theme: “Decentralization” A new way to serve Liberia”. The forum which was held at the Tubman Hall in Sanniquellie, brought together the seventeenth (17) Commissioners of the seventeenth Administrative Districts of the County and attended by educators, civil society group and students, as well.

The Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Stephen Yarkpah Neufville, who gave an overview of the Decentralization program, said the dialogue reviewed why it is important for Liberians to support and anchor their lawmakers to pass the Liberian Local Government Act, currently in committee room at the Liberian Legislature as well as the significance of the county serve center; and the economic, and political benefit of decentralization to the Liberian population.

Minister Neufville also said the county Project Management Committee (PMC), the county Administration, and the Nimba Legislative Caucus are collaborating and ensuring the County Development Fund (CDF) and the County Social Development Fund (CSDF) are used on genuine projects that interest or impact the locals.

He said the management of the CSDF and CDF are captured under the decentralization program to permit review, share experiences, and work on errors. Nimba County District#8 Representative Larry P. Younquoi, was the only lawmaker present at the opening of the dialogue in Sanniquellie.

By Allen P. Lablah

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