Three Days Directors Of National Meteorological Services Meeting Kicks Off In Monrovia.
ECOWAS Special Representative to Liberia Babatunde Ajisomo has recounted the vulnerability in infrastructure, Economy and population to the risk of hydro-meteorological and in many cases compromises the development of Countries in the region. However, he indicated that member Countries should now work harder to have a reliable forecast for the sole purpose of policies, strategists and programs respectively. The ECOWAS Special Representative noted that in order to achieve such there is also a need to improve relations, Cinergy in the provision of pertinent services in the sector and region in general. He wants a strengthen framework for collaboration and partnership between ECOWAS and other partners and stakeholders in the sector. According to him efforts have already been made for the development of the regional climate center for West Africa and the Sahel adding that the partnership agreement is now in the final stage of signing. Mr. Ajisomo committed ECOWAS Commission to the implementation of the integrated meteorological strategy. Meanwhile the three days meeting is expected to climax on Friday in Monrovia.
Also speaking at the opening of the Meeting was
Deputy Transport Minister for Administration Sirleaf Tyler who said national Government is doing a lot to ensure the autonomy of the National Meteorological services in Liberia comes into full swing. Minister Tyler said Meteorology is extremely important to National Security, Airline Safety, and is also well paramount to domestic transport and many others. Speaking Wednesday at the start of a three-day regional meeting with directors of the sector Mr. Tyler said Liberia has some challenges in infrastructure capacity in the sector but is working hard to help address it. He said the government as part of initial effort has a rain station, Hydro-Met and other meteorological materials that they are working with as a startup. Deputy Minister Tyler also stressed that in the event of disaster and safety purposes among others, no nation or citizen should be left behind in the furnishing of proper information about the sector. He noted that there are some gains that national government has made so far but noted that more needs to be done. Minister Tyler pointed out that with collective efforts from the region, the sector can be revamp to the letter. According to him some of the challenges observed in the sector are regional and international ones as such it is only through hard work and commitment such can be achieved.