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‘Focus On Strategic Priorities’
-Weah Tells Cabinet

By Alex Yomah
President George M. Weah officially adjourned his cabinet retreat in Nimba with a strong worded statement that cabinet officials increase their performances in service delivery.
“Let me be clear, there will be no room for non-performers and under-achievers in this Government,” Weah reiterated.
“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,” he said.
The Liberian leader said, “To achieve our development objectives and finish our first term strong, 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”.
He cautioned cabinet ministers that ahead of them, lies a greater responsibility to ensure the successful implementation of the plans derived at this year’s retreat.
Weah asserted 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.
‘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”
“We have reviewed the progress made over the past years since our inception as a Government and where we want Liberia to be in the final year of our first mandate given to us by the Liberian People,” the President explained.
He added that 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”.
“In this regard, I am requiring every member of this Government to increase their performance, and prioritize the needs and well-being of our people”
“We must work together to improve our service delivery and system of governance. We must coordinate and communicate to achieve our strategic priorities,” he concluded.

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