By Kevin S. Tyderson
The Deputy Resident Representative of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Cleophas Torori said the UNDP together with other partners is committed to strengthen and build the capacity of cabinet secretariat.
Torori made the assertion at the end of the first phase of capacity and skill enhancement program for the cabinet secretariat sponsored by the UNDP in collaboration with the Africa Cabinet Government Network (ACGN).
He emphasized that the initiative is only the first step and UNDP will continue to work with the secretariat through the journey of building and strengthening the work of the secretariat with its operational procedure to achieve better result.
The objective is to enable the cabinet secretariat to effectively support the government to coordinate decision making and implementation of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development which development was supported by the UNDP in 2018.
Specifically, the training strengthens the skills of the secretariat in preparing draft cabinet agenda by organizing cabinet meetings, follow-up on cabinet’s decisions and improving cross institutional initiative.
At the completion of the intense two weeks training on February 21, 2019 all cabinet secretariat staffs received certificate signifying the successful completion of the first training phase.
Also, the Director General of the Cabinet Jordan Solunteh lauded UNDP’s support and the partnership forged with the ACGN, noting that the President of Liberia George Mannah Weah acknowledges the important contribution made by the UNDP to the implementation of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
He noted that the training has increased the knowledge base which will help the secretariat staff to remain committed to yielding the result needed to enhance the work of the cabinet.
“You are the key, the engine and the gear box to ensure professionalism, expertise and teamwork with the secretariat and I am proud of the commitment and interest demonstrated by all of you,” Slonteh said.
He underlined his hope and belief that the training will help the staffs to execute their duty with the confidence and quality needed to make the partners and Liberia proud.