The LDSP is a framework document that defines the government's vision for a new Liberia that responds to the needs of its people by being more inclusive in governance, service-oriented and economically participatory.
Minster Sirleaf added that the media represents the channels through which information flows from one stakeholder to another.
He made the statement at the start of a two-day "Working Session with the Media on Decentralization" in Gbarnga City, Bong County organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Information.
The program is being funded by the European Union, the Government of Sweden, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Sirleaf explained that the media, in fulfillment of the ministry's Communication and Civic Awareness Strategy under the Decentralization Program launched in Buchanan 2014, is to ensure accountability in the governance sector of the country.
He pointed out that the ministry is establishing a solid working relationship with key media institutions, especially the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and community radios to ensure the full implementation of the strategy.
The MIA official urged the media working group on Decentralization at the session to conduct regular field visits to County Service Centers (CSCs) and
report successes as well as challenges at those centers.
Sirleaf also called on media practitioners at the conference to identify roles in the media in reporting and promoting Decentralization and Local Governance issues, especially public awareness.