Monrovia, Liberia: President George Weah says his government remains committed to tremendously make efforts in meeting the expectations of the Liberian People.
Pres. Weah indicated that the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) is the tool to drive the expectation needs.
The Liberian Leader named investment in road infrastructure; the expansion of electricity network in both rural and urban areas, investment in health and education are massive efforts undertaken by the CDC-led government.
Pres. Weah said his government has moved to provide new health facilities and to address challenges to quality health care. He said his administration is building nearly 100 new schools at the same time taken steps to bring more Liberians into higher education through the free tuition at public colleges and universities including paying the West African examination fees for 12th graders in the country.
Addressing the first Steering Committee meeting of the PAPD at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ministerial Complex, the President said the country experienced macroeconomic shocks while on the path to development, something he said gravely affected the PAPD and due to the challenges, the Government revised and recalibrated the ambitions of the PAPD “This shock was followed by the COVID pandemic, which the world is now living with”.
He added “despite these revisions, the PAPD remains on course and has been able to achieve a lot, while still dealing with numerous challenges. In the course of these recent difficulties, we moved swiftly as a Government to prioritize public expenditure and aggressively grow in domestic revenue. It is important that we come together to take stock of what we have achieved collectively over the last three to four years of the PAPD and face the challenges of the future together. I am glad that we have all gathered here today at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ministerial Complex to hold this important Steering Committee Meeting on the gains, challenges and future of the PAPD. As you may be aware, the implementation framework of the PAPD requires a National Steering Committee, which is the highest level of the PAPD governance and coordination structure, chaired by the President of the Republic of Liberia. The Steering Committee also includes leaders of the other two branches of the Government the Legislature and the Judiciary and our Development Partners”, the Liberian Leader noted.