Speaking at a “Thank You Dinner” held by a group, “Friends of Amara M. Konneh”, the outgoing Finance Minister said despite the challenges that the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) faced during his tenure, his team “did a good job.”
Minister Konneh clarified that his comments do not in any way mean that all was rosy but his leadership team served with high level patriotism.
“As part of departure process, a deliberate transition process has been initiated. An audit will be conducted and findings will be published in the print media and broadcast on television for the public to know,” he said.
Minister Konneh was selected through a competitive managerial selection process to become Manager, Fragility, Conflict & Violence CCSA, at the World Bank office in Nairobi and is expected to start work in May.
The role of the World Bank Group in Fragility, Conflict, and Violence which Minister Konneh which addresses issues related to Fragility, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) is critical for the World Bank Group (WGB) to achieve its twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. “Recent developments have further highlighted the complexity of this agenda, its multifaceted nature, its relevance beyond the Low Income Countries, and its regional dimensions,” the job description stated.
Making remarks at the Thank You Dinner, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said the government’s time to honor the outgoing Minister will come at which time she will have the opportunity say all that he has done to bring the country to where it is today.
“Let me say that I can walk in the dark with Minister Konneh at my back and I will not miss a step or turn a head because I know that’s the trust and confidence I have in him,” the Liberian leader told the guests in attendance.
“Minister Konneh, you are someone who has earned the confidence of someone you have worked with and today, I can say that because of him, we made it,” she added.