December 6, 2023

Pres. Weah closes Cabinet Retreat and cautions gov’t officials

To work harder at the end of the half

After four days of successful discussion and reporting in Ganta City-Nimba County, the Weah led government 2022 Special Cabinet has come to an end. At the closing ceremony, President George Weah expressed thanks and appreciation to the participant and praise the success of the retreat.

“I am indeed pleased that we have come to a successful conclusion of this all-important Retreat. Over the past few days, we have had very enriching and insightful conversations on the key issues affecting national development, including but not limited to the economy, accountability and transparency, the Legislative agenda, infrastructure, and most importantly, performance and coordination in Government.”

According to the Liberian Leader, they have reviewed the progress made over the past years since their inception as a Government and where they want Liberia to be in the final year of their first mandate given to them by the Liberian People. He praised his subordinates for their contributions over the last few years toward national growth and development, which he said has certainly powered the significant gains they have made as a Government and as they have worked within the framework of the national development plan, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

Officials at the retreat

“During the past few days, we have been bold enough to ask some of the tough questions and accept our challenges and shortcomings in moving our Nation and development agenda forward. These deliberations have strengthened our resolve to make Liberia better than where we met it and will enable us to better focus on the Government’s priorities for the next 16 months.”

Mr. Weah while commending his team required every member of his Government to increase their performance, and prioritize the needs and well-being of the Liberian people.

 “We must work together to improve our service delivery and system of governance. We must coordinate and communicate to achieve our strategic priorities. Let me be clear, there will be no room for non-performers and under-achievers in this Government. Let me remind you that our first term is not over yet; we still have 16 months and we must finish strong for the Liberian People. This is a CALL TO ACTION!”

According to President, to achieve the development objectives and finish the CDC-led government’s first term, they have to be strong in carrying on their duties.

“I am hereby instructing the Director-General of the Cabinet to ensure that every member of this Government remains focused on our strategic priorities for the next 16 months. Let me caution you that ahead lies a greater responsibility to ensure the successful implementation of the plans derived at this year’s retreat. As this year’s Theme states, Pushing Forward for A Better Liberia, it is my ardent hope that it continues to resonate with us as we depart this hall.”

 The Liberian Leader expressed concern about the collective efforts in achieving the strategic priorities as a Country and asked his co-workers to embark on the implementation of the national responsibilities with renewed dedication and commitment.

The 2022 Special Cabinet Retreat was held at Peace Empire Hotel in Ganta-City, Nimba County under the theme; Pushing Forward for A Better Liberia, and was fully attended by SOEs and Cabinet members. The retreat started from July 10 to July 13, 2022.

Photo credit: Executive Mansion

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