The Inquirer (Monrovia)

29 January 2013

Liberia: Youth Group Lauds Konneh for Electronic Board

The Free Thinkers of District number six Montserrado County has commended Finance Minister Amara Konneh for making Government of Liberia(GOL) expenditure a public issue. The group said this in their mind will make transparency; accountability and an open government a reality as Liberia strive to fight the scourge of corruption.

The Free Thinkers' co-chair Mr. Cyrus Marpleh in a statement issued in Monrovia yesterday said they are of the strongest conviction that with the newly erected electronic board at the Ministry of Finance, government's expenditure will be of public knowledge.

The group said the people of Liberia will now be able to know for the first time how government is expanding tax payers' money for the development of the country and the enhancement of the people.

The group said the fact that Minister Konneh can openly displace the expenditure pattern of government, is a clear demonstration of the Finance Minister's commitment to accountability and open government which is a vital key to good governance.

Meanwhile, the Free Thinkers has sounded a caveat to would be organizations and young who are being stage managed by detractors and some government officials who are anti-Konneh to stage a demonstration at the Finance Ministry against the erection of the electronic Board by Minister Konneh to desist from such devilish act and re-direct their energy into positive actions that will promote development in Liberia and supplement the Minister's effort.

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