Speaking at the launch of the SDG in Monrovia, yesterday, Minister Konneh said improvement of health delivery service and the provision of better learning environments are undoubtedly foremost priorities for the current administration.
According to him, an Inter-Ministerial Committee to be chaired by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) is being established to supervise, monitor, and observe progress made in the implementation of the various pillars of the SDG.
He however mentioned that the country has already begun implementing some pillars in the SDG considering the fact that there are similarities between the SDG and the Liberian Government’s Agenda for Transformation (AfT).
“The government will place more emphasis on the implementation of key pillars in the SDG which includes, the provision of basic and improved health service as well as the upgrading of our educational sector not just by improving college learning but beginning at the primary level,” he stated.
Minister Konneh intoned that the Government of Liberia will collaborate with relevant international partners in order to crave their intervention for educational grants and tangible financing for infrastructure development in the country.
At the same time, Minister Konneh has challenged Liberians to take charge of the SDG’s implementation, noting “that the world is looking upon us to drive our country to prosperity, growth and sustainable development”.
He added that although the country does not have all the resources available for the implementation of the program, but specific focus and commitment from all the citizenry can ensure the full realization of pillars in the project.