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

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Finance 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.

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