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VP Boakai wants INGOs disclose financial resources

Joseph T. Koon
Vice President, Joseph Boakai
Vice President, Joseph Boakai

MONROVIA, LIBERIA- Vice President, Joseph Boakai, has challenged International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) to make full disclosure of their financial resources for accountability and transparency.

Vice President Boakai has also underscored the importance of strong collaboration between African governments on the one hand, and private sector on the other, comprising international non-governmental organizations.

He said:  “I would like to see an inclusive continent like ours and want International non-Governmental Organizations make full disclosure of financial resources spent on African countries, including donor countries or institutions on an annual basis."

Vice President Boakai made the statement recently at the just-ended World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey.

Meanwhile, Vice President, Joseph Boakai and delegation have returned to the country following a successful participation in the World Humanitarian Summit and the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Program of Action in Turkey.

Vice President Boakai departed the country on the 20th of May, 2016,  to represent the Government of Liberia at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul and the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Program of Action held in Antalya, Turkey.

He described the two conferences as successful and that Liberia has returned to the fold of the International Community and taken its rightful place in world affairs.

“It was only appropriate to cut short my official visit given the current political and legal developments taking place in the country. “ the Vice President said.

While in Turkey, the Liberian Vice President held bilateral talks with the Italian delegation, led by the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister for International Cooperation.  Mario Giro.

He lauded the Italian Government for its financial, material, and manpower support in the creation and advancement of the A.M.Dogloitti College of Medicine at the University of Liberia.

He also participated in the African Union High-level Panel on Humanitarian Effectiveness in Africa.

The forum calls for a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development and a continent that is politically integrated and united based on the ideas of Pan Africanism and the Vision of Africa’s Renaissance.

At the same time, the Vice President also reaffirmed Liberia’s commitment to the protocols of the Istanbul Program of Action at the Midterm Review.

He said: “Liberia adopted its first five year development plan, the Agenda for Transformation and the National Vision 2030. “

“The agenda focuses on key pillars, including peace, justice, security, the rule of law, economic transformation, human development, governance, public institutions and cross-cutting issues, “Vice President Boakai noted.

The World Humanitarian Summit, organized by the United Nations, was chaired by its Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon and was attended by several world leaders.

 


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