Several State-Owned Enterprises and other agencies located near the Executive Mansion grounds in Monrovia Thursday, March 22, held an acquaintance meeting with the objective to find solutions to ensure effective security, safety, adequate water supply and improved sanitation in their environment.
Heading the discussion was the managing director of the National Housing Authority (NHA), Hon. Duannah Siryon who upon taking over the NHA saw how urgently the environment needed to be cleaned and therefore invited representatives of SOEs and other agencies of government to the meeting.
Hon. Siryon said the idea for the meeting stemmed from security concerns that he has observed needed reorganization and cooperation with other SOEs’ on the compound.
“We want to end this meeting to be able to come up with how we can get to know each other and more importantly come to conclusions that could help all of us make our compound better,” Hon. Siryon said.
Meanwhile, Mr. James Fromoyan, Chairman of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms, welcomed the initiative and admitted that it was necessary for such a healthy discussion to take place and promised his organization’s support.
It was also agreed that a technical committee be set up, including representatives of all the SOEs and other agencies to draw up a plan, among others, to get the assistance of the Ministry of Public Works, and the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation. Participants also decided to carry out a large-scale cleaning campaign to put the environment in proper order.
A representative of the security sector noted that it was necessary for the EPS officers to respect any of the security agencies that are operating in the compound so that they can achieve their objective to provide efficient security to everyone at the compound.
At the end of the meeting, the representatives expressed appreciation to Hon. Siryon for his farsightedness to cite the group together to pursue common action that may lead to improved security on the compound, improved water supply from the LW&SC and a cleaner environment.
They said there had been a recent burglary at the compound and therefore the gathering was necessary.
Among the representatives at the meeting were the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE), Executive Protective Service (EPS), National Authorizing Officer- Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (NAO-MFDP), Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LINCSA).
Meanwhile, other SOEs that will be invited for the second meeting on April 5, 2018, at LACE’s conference room will be representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of State and the Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC).