President George Manneh Weah has told members of his cabinet that time is not in their favor as they race to meet the needs of the Liberian people in the face of growing hardship during a cabinet meeting Thursday November 8, in Kakata, Margibi County.
An Executive Mansion release quoted Mr. Weah as telling his cabinet ministers to double up in tackling their various tasks and responsibilities, adding, “Time is not in our favor.”
According to the Executive Mansion, the Cabinet convened the special brainstorming session outside of the city to take stock of pending development initiatives and challenges and to explore methods and strategies that would hasten the delivery of critical governance services to the much-expectant Liberian populace.
In his opening remarks, Mr. Weah was quoted as describing previous cabinet retreats as successful but cautioned members of his administration to do their best because “time is not in our favor”.In a similar tone two weeks ago during a special cabinet meeting in Gbarnga, Bong County, President Weah admonished cabinet members to fast track efforts being made in the interest of the Liberian people, stating that “time is of essence.”
President Weah asserted: “Our government was inaugurated just in January and now we are talking about one year. The Pro-Poor Agenda needs to be achieved and the only way to achieve this is to keep checking on the gains we have made and how we can overcome the challenges on the way.”
The Liberian leader stressed the need for more cohesiveness and effective coordination amongst cabinet members, something he said is indispensable to the expeditious achievement of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).
The Liberian leader thanked the cabinet for their resilience and courage in progressively delivering upon Government’s promises to the people of Liberian.The one-day working session was graced by cabinet members, heads of autonomous agencies, and heads of other sectors of government.
The Cabinet session is also meant to develop an effective framework and common approach so that in the next two months eclipsing the Government’s one year in power would see accelerated actions from every ministry and agency in meeting their respective deliverables consistent with the PAPD.