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Ellen reiterates govt development commitment

By James Akoi
President  of The Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President of The Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

(lbsonline/Liberia)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has reiterated the Liberian Government’s commitment to an open, inclusive and transparent process in the nation’s development agenda.

President Johnson-Sirleaf spoke Monday 25th February, 2013 when former United States President, Bill Clinton, paid her a one-day private visit at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia.

Mr. Clinton’s visit was characterized by holding series of consultations with Liberian Government officials and commercial institutions’ heads in the country.

The consultations centered on wide-range of issues relating to Liberia’s social and economic development.

While in the country, the former US President and delegation held discussion with House Speaker, Alex Tyler, and other members of the 53rd National Legislature.

Mr. Clinton and delegation also held consultations with several members of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) in Monrovia.

The Clinton delegation met with LCC members, including Monie Captan, Axel Addy, the President of the Liberia Business Association, Maxwell Kemayah, among others.

The meeting was part of Mr. Clinton’s outreach agenda to foster transparency in developing countries. It is aimed at transforming the lives of youths, the disabled, children and, the business and academic communities.

According to an Information Ministry release, the meetings were also intended to strengthen the government to focus more on economic transformation.

The release said: “The discussion is also aimed at creating an environment for sustaining growth in the improvement of all Liberians’ livelihood.”

The former US President promised to lobby with developing partners to support the Liberian Government in achieving its national development agenda.

At the end of Mr. Clinton’s  visit, the former US President  commended President Johnson-Sirleaf for the significant strives she continues to make in pushing her national development agenda. 


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