Ellen Hosts State-owned Enterprises, Commissions and Agencies at a 1-Day Retreat

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will host heads of State-owned Enterprises (SoEs), Commissions and Agencies at a one-day retreat in Julijuah, Bomi County on Friday, January 30, 2015.

According to an Executive Mansion release, participants will include Cabinet Ministers, Heads of SoEs, Deputy Heads of SoEs, Commissioners, Director-Generals and Deputy Director-Generals, Board Chairpersons and Members.

They are expected to discuss challenges and expectations of what each institution would hope to achieve over the next three years of this administration.

The Director-General of the Cabinet, Mr. Jordon Sulonteh will report on Actions Items from the last Retreat and Action Matrix from the President’s Annual Message; while the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Amara Konneh will discuss the Mandate, Performance and Expectations for the SoEs under the Public Financial Management Law.

The Acting Chairman of the National Investment Commission, Mr. George Wisner, will highlight the Commission’s Priority Plan for Investment Promotion and Facilitation; while the Acting Managing Director of the Liberia Airport Authority, Mrs. Rose Stryker, will discuss Modernizing Liberian Airports.

The Director-General of the National Bureau of Concessions, Ms. Ciatta Bishop, will discuss the Role of National Bureau of Concessions and provide a Status Update of Concessions; while the Director-General of the Liberia  Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Dr. Edward Liberty, will provide a Status Update on Production of Official Statistics and Post-Ebola Production Plan.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission, Mr. James Dorbor Jallah, will speak on the Role of PPCC in Promoting Efficiency in Government; while the Executive Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, Cllr. James Verdier, Jr., will highlight Promoting Accountability and Public Trust in Government.

The Auditor General of the Republic of Liberia, Mrs. Yusador Gaye will speak on the Importance of Audit in Government; the Director-General of the Internal Audit Agency, Mr. Paul Collins, will discuss How the Internal Audit Agency Helps Government Achieve its Objectives; while the Director-General of the Civil Service Agency, Mr. George Werner will discuss SoEs, Commissions and Autonomous Agencies Towards A More Equitable Compensation Reflecting Differentiation in Size, Function, Responsibility and Performance.

Before ending the Retreat, the Director-General of the Cabinet, Mr. Sulonteh, will lead the discussion to develop an Action Plan by SoEs to cover the final three years of this administration.

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