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Deputy Minister Wolokolie Discusses Liberia’s Domestic Resources Mobilization Strategy At Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) Meeting in Paris

SPZWolokolie TaxDeputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samora P.Z. Wolokolie, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 presented on Liberia’s Domestic Resource Mobilization Strategy for the period 2018 to 2022 at the Addis Tax Initiative Meeting in the French capital, Paris.

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French Government Commits to Support President Weah’s PAPD

Hon. A. J.Flomo Deputy Minister for Economic Management in a handshake with Director General of the AFD Mr. Remy RiouxMonrovia, Liberia - The Government of France through the Agency for French Development (AFD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Liberia which commits the French support to the flagship development agenda of President George M. Weah dubbed the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.

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Message from the President of the Republic of Liberia

Pres Weah Addresses Audience at Launch of PADPMy Fellow Citizens,

On January 22, 2018 you entrusted me with the responsibility of leading the effort to build a capable state that is united in purpose and filled with hope and prosperity. This ushered in the first generational change in national leadership through the popular vote since the introduction of universal suffrage in 1951. I will remain eternally grateful for this sacred trust and will, to the best of my ability and with the help of God, strive to change the narrative on Liberia and bring about a more stable, prosperous, and democratic state.

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MFDP Clarifies Rumor on the Freezing of Account of the Liberia National Lotteries

mfdplogo2Monrovia, Liberia - The attention of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) is drawn to erroneous reports being circulated in certain quarters that the Ministry has disrespected the Honourable Supreme Court of Liberia by ignoring its orders to lift the recent access restriction placed on the accounts of the Liberia National Lotteries (LNL) by the ministry.

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European Union Gives EUR 6 million to Pave Sanniquelle-Loguatuo Road

Eu FlagMonrovia, Liberia - The European Union has provided initial funding of EUR 6 million (USD 6.87 m) to help Liberia pave the road connection from Sanniquelle to Loguato with asphalt. The EU regional envelope for West Africa also allocated EUR 14.2 million to this project. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is expected to contribute EUR 17 million.

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Pro-Poor Development Agenda to be Launched in Ganta City

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Monrovia, Liberia - After a series of reviews and a National Validation of the PAPD by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), His Excellency President George Manneh Weah will on Saturday, October 27, 2018 launch the National Development Plan of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development to be held at the United Methodist Hall in Ganta City, Nimba County under the Theme: “Unveiling of an Integrated five years Medium-Term National Development Plan towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Development”.

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Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity & Development (PAPD) Acknowledgement from the Minister of Finance and Development Planning

Pro Poor LogoPRO-POOR AGENDA FOR PROSPERITY & DEVELOPMENT (PAPD)
A FIVE-YEAR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
TOWARDS ACCELERATED, INCLUSIVE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
(July 2018 – June 2023)

Acknowledgment from the Minister of Finance and Development Planning

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the President of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. George Manneh Weah, the Vice President, H.E. Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the Cabinet, the Liberian National Legislature, and the Judiciary for your guidance and motivation in driving the formulation of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD). I am also grateful to other heads of the institution, autonomous agencies, county superintendents and various stakeholders for your support in organizing the technical sessions and mobilizing participants to contribute to the formulation of this document.

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Liberia’s Delegation to the 2018 IMF - World Bank Annual Meetings Score Big Gains

world bank and imfMonrovia, Liberia - The Liberian Delegation to the 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings held in Bali, Indonesia returns to Liberia after scoring big successes at the Meetings. The Delegation was headed by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning and comprised the Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, the Minister of Public Works, the President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment and the Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority, as well as respective deputies and technicians.

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Comptroller and Accountant General Hon. Janga Augustus Kowo’s Statement at MICAT Clarifying GoL’s Voluntary Mobile Money Payment Scheme

17 10 18 DSC 8366Monrovia, Liberia - The Government of Liberia’s Mobile Money Payment System being rolled out to spending entities is an innovate scheme intended to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency in delivering the pay of government’s workers.

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Acting Finance Minister Assures that Challenges of Visually Impaired Persons Will Get Due Attention

11Acting Finance and Development Planning Minister Hon Samora P Wolokolie making remark at the Liberia Christian Association of the BlindMonrovia, Liberia - The Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs and Acting Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samora P. Z. Wolokolie has assured that challenges facing visually impaired person s across the country will get “due relevance and attention” from the government of President George M. Weah.

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LIMPAC Certificates Fifty-Four Staff from Four Government Entities at the End of Phase 2 of Capacity Building Training Program

15 10 18 DSC 3642Monrovia, Liberia - The Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) at the Ministry of Finance and  - Development Planning with support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has certificated a total of fifty-four (54) staff  employees from the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services(LISGIS), Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) after successfully conducting the 2nd Phase of its capacity building training program.

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GoL, AfDB Sign USD 41.58 for Phase Two of MRU Road Development and Transport facilitation Program

Finance and Development Planning Minister and African Development Bank Country Manager for Liberia Country Office signing the multi donor agreementsMonrovia, Liberia – The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 signed on behalf of the Government of Liberia the Loan and Grant Agreements with the AfDB totaling US $41.58 Million for the Second Phase of the Mano River Union Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programme which would improve roads connectivity in Liberia and facilitate transport between Liberia and its MRU neighbors as well as promote regional integration.

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LIMPAC & ACBF Complete Empowerment Programs for Liberian Women Entrepreneurs & Women Agriculture Cooperatives

LIMPAC DSC 2972Monrovia, Liberia - With support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has successfully completed three days events for the empowerment of Liberian Women in agriculture and women entrepreneurs. The three days event included a one-day Policy Advocacy Forum and two days leadership training for women agriculture cooperatives and women entrepreneurs. According to ACBF, the objective of the events is to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa with women at the forefront of the project: Empowerment of Women in Agriculture (EWA). The events are piloted in three African countries; Liberia, Rwanda, and Malawi.

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GoL, AFDB to Sign Multi-Donor Funded Road Project Agreement

Monrovia, Liberia - The Government of Liberia and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will be signing on Thursday, September 27, 2018, a multi-donor road project agreement amounting to US$87.87 million.

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Strengthening Capacity in Financial Reporting of SOEs.

Monrovia, September 21, 2017 (MFDP) - A three -day training workshop for State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is scheduled to be held from September 25 to 27, 2018 at the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

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MFDP Holds Three Days Technical Review Workshop with MACs and Development Partners

Monrovia, Liberia - The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has conducted a three-day Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) Technical Review Workshop under the Theme: Development of an Integrated Medium-term National Development Plan, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Development.

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No Violation of Travel Ordinance on Finance Minister’s Official Trip To China

Monrovia, Liberia - The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has clarified that it has in no way violated the Revised Travel Ordinance of 2016/2017 on the Finance Minister’s official trip to China as reported in the Thursday, September 6, 2018 edition of the FrontPage Africa Newspaper under the caption “Liberia: ‘Pro-Poor Gov’t Minister Pays US$16K to Upgrade from Business to First Class for Beijing”.

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GoL Enhances Fiscal Decentralization under Pro-Poor Agenda; Adds Additional Spending Entities in Counties’ Treasury Framework

Monrovia, Liberia - The Ministry of Finance & Development Planning as part of decentralization program in the Pro-Poor Agenda has enhanced fiscal decentralization by ensuring that additional spending entities will now perform their transactions in their respective counties of operations. The new fiscal decentralization measure means that these entities will no more come to Monrovia to do any fiscal and budgetary transactions.

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Liberia to Host Delocalized ECOWAS Parliament Meeting

ECOWAS LogoMonrovia, Liberia -  Liberia has been designated to host another session of the delocalized ECOWAS Parliament Meeting in Monrovia from 27th to 31st August 2018. In April 2017, a similar parliamentary event was held here from 10th to 14th April. In preparation for the holding of the event, a high powered ECOWAS Technical delegation is expected to arrive in Monrovia on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.

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GoL, African Development Bank (AFDB) Sign US$10M for Budget Support

Finance Minister Hon Samuel D Tweah Jr and Mr Orison M Amu Country Manager of the Country Office of the African Development signs 10M as Budget SMonrovia, Liberia - The Minister of Finance and Development Planning Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr. on behalf of the Government of Liberia and the African Development Bank Country Manager Mr. Orison M. Amu have signed US$10 M as budget support to the Government of Liberia in order to meet its balance of payments obligations, as well as driving the objectives of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

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Latest Press Release

03 December 2018
Press Release
Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samora P.Z. Wolokolie, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 presented on Liberia’s Domestic Resource Mobilization Strategy for the period 2018 to 2022 at the Addis Tax...
28 November 2018
Press Release
Monrovia, Liberia - The Government of France through the Agency for French Development (AFD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Liberia which commits the French support to the flagship development agenda of President Geor...

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