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Cabinet approves key policies for pragmatic Govt

Patrick Flomo/Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/Sept. 3, 2015)-The Liberian Cabinet has officially approved key policies, intended to make government more serviceable and responsive to the needs of the citizenry.

An Executive Mansion release says the critical decisions were endorsed amid further consultations.

The Cabinet reviewed and endorsed the Post-2015 Development Agenda, a culmination of three years of extensive work and commitment to contributing to new global development agenda under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The post-2015 Development Agenda reflects the incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

It can be recalled that in September 2012, President Johnson-Sirleaf was nominated by the UN Secretary General, Ban Kimoon, as one of three Co-Chairs of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons.

She was nominated, along with British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and the President of Indonesia, Susilu Yudhoyono, to lead 24 panelists, drawn from all levels of government, civil society, academia and private sector.

Liberia’s key role in defining the new Global Development Agenda (GDA), first at the UN High Level Panel, is to define the vision and policy parameters of the New Development Framework (NDF).

At the African Union (AU) level, it serves as Chair of a 10-member High Level Committee to define the African Common Position and ensure they are incorporated into the New Development Agenda (NDA).

The Ministry of Education’s proposed Mobile Money Payment System for Rural Teachers was completely endorsed by the Cabinet.

The ministry endorsed the proposed Mobile Money Payment System, following an objectively researched and delivered presentation, backed by credible options to save considerable sums of money for the Government.

Cabinet shall reconvene next Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

 


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