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Sweden pledges support to Liberias Decentralization Program

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Ambassador Lena Nordstrom  posed with other development partners, Officials of Internal Affairs Ministry and host of local Government official of Rivercess County touring the beautiful beaches of Cestos City.
Ambassador Lena Nordstrom posed with other development partners, Officials of Internal Affairs Ministry and host of local Government official of Rivercess County touring the beautiful beaches of Cestos City.

(Elbcradio.com/Mar. 7, 2016)-The Swedish Government has recommitted its determination to support Liberia’s Decentralization Program.

The otentiaAmbassador Extra-Ordinary and Plenipry of the Kingdom of Sweden, Lena Nordstorm , said her government will continue to support Liberia in its development drive.

Ambassador Nordstrom made the statement Thursday, March 3, 2016, when she broke grounds for the construction of a 14- room County Service Center in Cestos City, Rivercess County.

The Swedish Envoy said: “Development can be achieved by a responsible government, through its agencies and the private business sector.”
“Be honest and self-reliant and take ownership of your development,” she noted.

The County Service Center (CSC) will provide one-stop opportunity to afford citizens process birth and marriage certificates, including both civil and traditional certificates, respectively.

Others are business registration, the issuance of Letters of Administration, Land Deeds, and Labor Inspection, among others.

Ambassador Nordstrom said: “I will remain a fan of Liberia’s decentralization as the Government of Sweden will support the Government of Liberia meet the development needs of not only Rivercess but the entire nation.”
In remarks, Rivercess County Superintendent, Matthew Daniels, lauded government for the inclusion of his county in its Decentralization Program.

Superintendent Daniels also appealed to the Kingdom of Sweden for the establishment of sister-city relations with Cestos City.

For his part, Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Administration, Varney A. Sirleaf, said: “Unless the people of Rivercess provide protection and take ownership of the level of development being delivered, it will be difficult to be like other counties”.

He assured the Rivercess citizens of Government’s preparedness to ensure budgetary appropriation is decentralized at the county level.

Upon the completion of the center, it will be managed by local authorities to enhance capacity building process under the auspices of the Liberia Institute of Management Public Administration (LIMPA).

Currently, a US48, 000 similar County Service Center Project is taking place in Bomi County and it is expected to be completed in three months.

International partners backing up the Government of Liberia to implement the Decentralization Program, includes UNMIL, European Union (EU) USAID the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden among others.

 


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