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Cabinet Makes Key Decisions, Gets Updates On External Support Triggers
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Cabinet Makes Key Decisions, Gets Updates On External Support Triggers

MONROVIA, March 31 (LINA) – The Liberian Cabinet has taken major policy decisions and mandated appropriate actions that will enhance “Tier One Performance” of the administration’s agenda with a view to matching programs with implementation.

According to an Executive Mansion release, Cabinet reviewed and assessed critical outcomes, including updates on the status of relevant legislations before the National Legislature vis-à-vis progress ratio.

It also carried out a comprehensive overview of the national energy agenda of the government in relation to infrastructure milestones; analyzed progress updates on seaports and airports that pertained to improving port infrastructures in Monrovia and Greenville respectively as well as briefings on RIA runway, cargo warehousing and a new terminal at the airport and commitments from funding agencies.

Cabinet also received updates regarding obtaining developments together with progress in the transportation sector, the recently launched Feeder Road Bus Service and its impact in terms of social dividends as well as highlighted administrative regulations on road worthiness of the country’s road infrastructures.

The updates also covered the lingering accreditation and effective monitoring of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) coupled with the harmonization of policies that will ensure a sense of responsibility, accountability and transparency
and a systematic breakdown of how to implement procurement efficiency in the public sector.

On the question of external support triggers, Cabinet was briefed and mandated the Civil Service Agency to merge allowances on account of equity, expedite the validation of all government employees; and that the PPCC effectuate its procurement accreditation system.

It also mandated the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy to embark on open competitive procurement relating to the energy sector, while the Ministry of Education was mandated to proceed with the framework for equitable resource allocation in the education sector.

Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged her Cabinet to become fully engaged with the National Legislature in order to follow through on key legislations pertaining to their respective sectors with the aim of meeting strategic local, regional and international benchmarks.
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