Finance Holds 2-Day W’shop

The Ministry of Finance will be holding a two-day visioning workshop to reach a common understanding on the strategic direction of the newly established Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) at the Samuel K Doe Sports Complex. The workshop starts today and ends tomorrow.

The workshop will involve agreeing on a vision, mission and core values of the new Ministry and will discuss the new organizational structure, functions staffing and human resource issues, and agree on the essential next steps and time line for deliverables.

The workshop will bring together key internal and external stakeholders including authorities of the merged ministries of Finance and Planning and Economic Affairs, members of the steering committee as well as the technical working group and development partners.

Following legislative approval in September 2013, the Government of Liberia has fully committed to the establishment of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), which combines the core functions of the former Ministries of Finance and Planning and Economic Affairs. The ACT establishing the new Ministry and abrogating the two former Ministries was approved by the Legislature in late 2013.

Over the last 18 months ACET has been supporting the Government of Liberia by undertaking in-depth preparatory work to provide the necessary inputs into the operationalization of the new Ministry. These include the conduct of staff and job audits, the preparation of strategic communication plan and the development of staff and human resource strategy.

With the approval of the Act establishing the new Ministry, the objective now is to have a full functioning Ministry of Finance and Development Planning effective July 1, 2014.