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APRM delegation held talks with President Sirleaf


Pres. Sirleaf Meets APRM Continental Secretariat Team

MONROVIA, October 20 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has met an African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) delegation led by Professor Edward Maloka, lead of APRM Continental Secretariat and team of Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

She met the team when they paid a courtesy call on her at her office in Monrovia on Wednesday.

While here, the team will provide technical assistance and build the capacities of key stakeholders of the APRM Liberia Country Program ahead of Liberia’s self-assessment study.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf congratulated Dr. Maloka and team for the visit to Liberia and said she was glad that Liberia is on track once again despite the diversion.

She added: “We too see APRM as a tool to work with,” and hoped that before the end of her administration Liberia’s self-assessment study would have taken place and implemented.

In remarks, Prof. Maloka said the team was in Liberia to provide technical assistance, build capacities of stakeholders, conduct sensitization workshop with state and non-state actors on the APRM’s communication strategies, methodologies and research questionnaire as well as participate in the official launch of the APRM National Sensitization Campaign, among others.

He commended President Sirleaf and her government for the conducive atmosphere created and the warm reception they have received from the people of Liberia since their arrival in the country.

He said his team met with Mr. Boima S. Kamara, Minister of Finance and Development Planning and APRM National Focal person, members of APRM Multi-Sectoral National Governing Council, the APRM National Secretariat, Technical Research Institutes (TRIs) and Strategic Partners.

It can be recalled that in February 2016, the APRM country support mission team met with President Sirleaf and signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Assistance to the APRM Liberia Country Program.

In May 2013, President Sirleaf was appointed Chairperson and served for two years before turning over to President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

APRM, which was established in 2003, is an African Union initiative for promoting good governance within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). 

The objectives of the APRM are primarily to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated sub-regional and continental
economic integration. 

Those goals are met through experience sharing and reinforcement of success as well as best practices, including identifying deficiencies and assessment of requirements for capacity building.

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