The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning Over the weekend launched “The National Aid & NGO Policy Liberia Project Dashboard” in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County.
The Dashboard is intended to confirm the overall commitment of the Liberian government to Transparency, Accountability as well as Total Openness.
It will provide the public With information about all Aid coming to the government, and projects to be financed from those aids.
You can access it from any part of Liberia by simply Googling “Liberia Project Dashboard.”
Speaking at the official launching Program in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County the Minister of Finance and Development Planning Samuel D. Tweh Jr said, this is the very first time in the history of Liberia for such a policy to be launched and this policy is very critical in tackling corruption and curbing suspicion In Liberia.
Minister Tweh Praised Former President Ellen Johnson led Government for laying the foundation for the Extraordinary work done on which the current President, George Weah government have to build on to make sure that Policy can be achieved.
Minister Tweah said the lunch of the National Policy on Aid & NGO of Liberia is the first step in the direction of maximizing the development impact policy in bringing together Government donors and NGO private sector and civil society grouping together.
According to Minister Tweah the need for donors to supports the country to harmonize the program and effort emphasis on the result the need to include all skill especially depravity sector civil society organization NGO group marginalize group disables grouping in the partnership under one Umbrella.
He said the absence of National Aid and NGO policy over the years has a limited alignment of most external assistance programs and projects with the strategic objectives and application of Aid to intervention as would be needed base on the national development strategy.
Minister Tweh however, disclosed that the aid information management system utilization will promote transparency and accountability in the development and implementation process.
According to Minister Tweah, Aid Management and coordination have been a challenge over the years where most external assistance program and project have been managed and coordinated fairly on ad-hoc basic with roles and responsibilities loosely carried out by other government ministries and agencies leaving behind the ministry of finance and development planning”.
Giving an overview of the policy, Deputy Finance Minister, Augustus J. Flomo said, the policy seeks to strengthen collaboration between government and partners in the management of aid.
Mr. Flomo who described the launch as a milestone achievement said, the policy was designed to create the space for government and partners to have regular round-table discussions, on the usage of aid in line with government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
He furthered disclosed that the policy will also guide the government and donors in identifying projects and programs that correspond with the national development plan.