Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Finance and Development Planning Minister, Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr, has called on employees of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) to build on the gains plus the gaps of the past administration in order to deliver and promote the Pro-Poor Agenda of His Excellency President George Manneh Weah, that will impact the lives of the ordinary Liberians across the length and breadth of the country.
Speaking during the official Program marking the assumption of duties of his top management team, Minister Tweah said the election of President Weah has given all of us the opportunity to do well for Liberia.
He said the politicking of the election campaign was over, indicating that the journey of formally building a team at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to work for the people of Liberia for the next six year had begun. He called for the implementation of policies that will impact the lives of Liberians, with the ultimate goal of pulling people out of poverty.
‘’ Today we begin a journey to moved our country forward as a united team, with no political division, no ethnic division, we are all one people’’ he added. Minister Tweah promised to recognize and encourage hard work, and assured staff that there will be no witch- hunting.
The Treasury boss further said capacity building was keen on his agenda at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, under his leadership, will adopt a pragmatic approach to the capacity problem of Liberia. He promised to make an assessment of the skills of the staff, with the goal of improving it during his leadership. ‘’Training will be prioritized both locally and internationally ‘’ He added.
Minister Tweah said the fight against corruption is prudent to his leadership and pledged to support the whistle blower process at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.
My job is to inspire and motivate you, and your job as employees is to deliver in the interest of the Liberian people. ‘’We will work together as a team.’’ He assures.