Liberia’s Minister for Finance and Development Planning speaks at UN Post Ebola Conference

New York 9th July 2015, Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Amara M. Konneh, has told development partners that the economic recovery of Liberia remains critical to the country’s continued peace and security and constitutes the highest priority of the Liberian Government .
Konneh spoke on Thursday ahead of the high level international conference on Ebola during the “Technical Consultations” aimed at soliciting views on the ‘how’ and the “what” of the recovery process as well as rally support from the global community for the recovery of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, hardest-hit by the unprecedented Ebola outbreak.
According to Konneh, the primary aim of Liberia’s Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plan (ESRP) is to resuscitate the economy emphasizing key priority areas of the Agenda for Transformation intended to improve economic resilience to future shocks.
“The objectives of the ESRP are not limited to the immediate direct and indirect social and economic impacts, but rather to address institutional weaknesses and infrastructural deficits which have constrained Liberia’s growth and development.” Konneh said.
The Minister explained that the ESRP will seek to achieve three inter-dependent strategic objectives which includes: 1) recovery output and growth, 2)strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability, and 3)strengthening public finances and ensuring service delivery; adding, “these strategies are fully aligned to and consistent with the objectives of the Agenda for Transformation.”

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