MFDP, GC to Host Nat’l Summit in Gbarnga

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The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the Governance Commission (GC) have said they will hold a National Development Summit in Gbranga, Bong County, on Monday, April 25, to be attended by stakeholders from across the country.

The summit, according to the letter of invitation, is to take stock of key interventions in the framework of the Agenda for Transformation (AfT) and Liberia rising 2030 National Vision, which was launched in Gbarnga in 2012, as well as the Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plan (ESRP).

All three constitute government’s development policy and response to recent crises and economic shocks the country has encountered.

The MFDP and GC say they have completed the drafting of Liberia Rising 2030 vision document and conducted an AfT activities mid-term review, the findings of which will be submitted for the scrutiny of the LDA steering committee prior to being presented at the national summit.

At the summit, the government will also sign a landmark agreement with the National Council of Civil Society Organizations articulating the framework and mutual expectations of their future interaction.

“This action, done before the county superintendents, chiefs, women, youth leaders and representatives of the private sector, civil society, and the disabled from each county gathered in Gbarnga will signal the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration’s continued commitment to inclusive and democratic government,” the communication said.

The MFDP and the GC said they anticipate fruitful engagements during the summit.

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