Cabinet Receives 150-Day Priorities Update; Proposed Amendments to 2009 PFM Law…

Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Cabinet Receives 150-Day Priorities Update.
Cabinet Receives 150-Day Priorities Update.
Monrovia, Liberia: Cabinet has carefully reviewed the 150-day priorities set during the recent Special Retreat in Julijuah, Bomi County covering agriculture, commerce, education, health, energy, roads, water, ICT, RIA modernization and public buildings. Cabinet received forensic update highlighting various stages of progress involving key projects on the last mile.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Cabinet also critically reviewed proposed amendments to the 2009 Public Financial Management Law (PFM); the Civil Service Agency Automated Test Program; and the Electricity Sector Skills Training Planning under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Cabinet thoroughly analyzed the proposed amendments to the 2009 PFM Law and called for further consultations to ensure appropriate realignments in keeping with other legislative instruments to avoid duplication in the wake of the proposed amendment efforts.
Cabinet received an overview of a new CSA Automated Test Program aimed at standardizing government-related recruitment process within the Civil Service Agency with a view to harnessing quality and proficiency. 
Meanwhile, Cabinet also meticulously reviewed the Electricity Sector Skills Training initiative under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports with support from the African Development Bank through the RIA Corridor electrification project already ratified by the National Legislature. The initiative aims at empowering mainly young people with employable and sustainable skills in the energy sector. 
Cabinet noted with keen interest the ongoing National budget hearing process and register a note of caution to Sector Ministers appearing at the Joint Hearing to ensure cohesiveness during their respective representation in order to reflect a commonality of purpose.
In a related development, Cabinet was briefed on the successful outcome of the recently held Special Presidential-Legislative Retreat at the Farmington Hotel in Robertsfield. The retreat focused on ensuring that the Legislative Work Plan remains on course with the aim to tackling critical priorities of national importance on the Last Mile.