Monrovia, Liberia - The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning through its Department of Economic Management on Friday August 9, 2019 received 15 computers including computers tablets and printers from the African Development Bank (AFDB).
The presentation of the logistics is part of ongoing effort to equipped staffs of the department with the right tool to manage the assets of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, says Dr. Orison Amu, Country Manager of the AFDB.
Additional 35 laptops are expected in the next few weeks, with such provision expected to support the department productive activity in terms of better interpreting the economic situation of the country through modeling and economic survey.
Deputy Minister for Economic Management Augustus J. Flomo speaking at the presentation expressed delight with the gesture from the AFDB and said it was important for staffs of the department to have appropriate tool to monitor the economic situation of the country.
Hon. Flomo stated that the AFDB saw the challenges of the department and decided to help provide the right tool to work with. He noted that the department will also do survey and analysis, as the computers and tablets will help boost capacity of the department to deliver.
Statistics software to do economic modeling and various kind of research carried out by the department and solutions from these researches will be provided to the government, he noted.
He revealed that discussion over a US$1.4 million as support to the department is expected, and that will support the development of government programs. About 25 staffs are expected to receive hand on training in economic modeling for the next 25 days, with training also expected to take place in Rwanda.
Minister Flomo lauded the AFDB for the initiative and level of support to Liberia over the years; something he said has provided the platform for the ministry’s economic department to do better.
He challenged staffs of the department to maximize the tool to produce more results for the betterment of the government. He also praised Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel D. Tweah Jr., for his leadership role and the inspiration he has given to junior ministers of the Ministry.