Health, Roads, Others Key Priorities of New Gov’t

first_imgMFDP meeting with UN and Development Partners at the Pan African PlazaFinance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., has disclosed that youth development, education, health, roads, and private sector development are key priorities of the new government and will be part of its short-term delivery plan.He said it will be accomplished through domestic resource mobilization and a coordinated effort led by the Government of Liberia and its development partners.Speaking during a meeting with the United Nations and other development partners on Tuesday, Minister Tweah assured that the government is committed to working with all partners in implementing its pro-poor governance agenda.Minister Tweah said the Government of Liberia is committed to mobilizing domestic resources through transparent budget execution and reduction of wasteful spending and called on development partners to align their interventions to that of the government’s to speed up pro-poor transformation in Liberia.He said the alignment of the interventions will improve the partnership and promote coordination, adding that the impact of all the interventions will be felt in all the counties.“There is a need for GoL and UN development partners to work together on a framework matrix modalities,” he noted.Tweah pledged government’s support to continue fiscal decentralization and thanked development partners for the tremendous support over the years. He also called on the partners to help transform Liberia for the ordinary people to be happy.For his part, the DSRSG/Resident Coordinator, Yacoub EL Hillo, said they are committed to working with the Liberian government to promote its pro-poor agenda. “We need to determine and suggest action, decision or intervention…over the next few months,” the DSRSG said.According to DSRSG, the overall goal of development partners and UN agencies is to promote the pro-poor development agenda that will impact the lives of the Liberian people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Vintage vehicles shine for hospital foundation fundraiser

first_imgOver 30 different vehicles of all makes models and years were on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the mall. Meanwhile, representatives from the hospital foundation were on hand to serve up cold drinks and sizzling hamburgers to hungry patrons as a fundraiser, supported by the Co-op Mall. Not only did the barbeque raise $500, but the Co-op generously agreed to match that amount for a total of $1,000 raised.That money will go towards the “Extreme Maternity Makeover” campaign, a project to renovate the second-floor maternity ward at the hospital. The public can further support that campaign by visiting a local Tim Horton’s during their “Smile Cookie” campaign that runs from Sept. 19 to 23, or the Shopper’s Drug Mart as it hosts its “Tree of Life” campaign that will be ongoing throughout September.Included here are a few photos from the show-and-shine and barbeque on Sunday.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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