The Liberia Media Center (LMC), a local Civil Society Organization tracking the President's 150 Days Deliverable Action Plan has rated the Ministry of Public Works as the most outstanding agency.
According to the LMC report issued in Monrovia recently, the Public Works Ministry scored the highest deliverable of 48.6% of the eight indicators tracked by the LMC.
The report further indicated that the Ministry was very proactive in term of accessibility of duty, responsiveness to information, policy oriented approaches and internal communication.
On the over all, the LMC ranked the MPW as follows: Disclosure practice 5/10 points, Record management practice 6/10 points, Customer relations & handling 4/10 points, Accessibility of duty bearers 4/10 points, Responsiveness to information request 5/10 points, Policy oriented approaches 5/10 points and Internal communication 5/10 points.
The report was generated using three principle means of data collection, media monitoring, journalists' field reports and on-site verification and official request for information to the sector agency responsible for implementing the promises. In addition, follow up calls of one month period under the Liberia Freedom of Information Law were made to authenticate the information gathered.
The LMC 150 Days Tracking project was accomplished through the work of eight media monitoring specialists, Six Information Request Officers on the FOI Desk, three Data and Web-Management personnel, 30 journalists and a team of expert reviewers and analyst.
The report which borders on political will, organization orientation and responsibility in maintaining accountability described the Ministry of Public Works as having fantastic organization and is clearly better organized and structured than most of the other agencies.
It can be recalled that the Ministry put forward 19 commitments for the President's 150 Days deliverable Action Plan. The 19 commitment include but not limited to: Providing at least 2,500 temporary jobs for young people nationwide, Increase awareness and sensitization of WASH Compact document at county level, Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) actions triggered in 20 communities in 3 Counties, Mobilizations actions leading to the construction of the Red light to Ganta road and Continue with ongoing pavement works on the Caldwell to Louisiana road.
Other include, Complete and handover of the Fishtown-Harper road, Continue rehabilitation works on the Kolahun Junction-Vahun road, Complete and handover GSA-Rehab road, Continue work on the Compound #1-Buchanan road, Complete and handover Parker paint-Neezoe road, Continue work on the Bopolu-Belleh Yellah road, Complete ongoing construction works on MPW Voinjama facilities and Complete at least 150 km of feeder roads.