The Analyst (Monrovia)

19 February 2013

Liberia: Flowers for PPCC Boss - Youth Group Pours Eulogies for her Hard Work

Despite usual public disenchantment about political appointees, most of them often considered to be self-seeking, there are a few of them that leave the mark of stewardship on the sand of time and endear themselves to ordinary people and keen independent observers. The names of public servants on the list of such people in Liberia are extremely insufficient, as it is nearly rare to see the public celebrate the achievements of Government officials. It seems, however, that amongst those who beat the record is the Executive Director of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission singled out amongst many others as the best performing official of Government in recent months. A youth inundate Madam Peggy Varfley Meres with flowery words during an honoring program in Monrovia, as The Analyst reports.

A community based youth organization, Youth United for Development Incorporated (YUDI), last Sunday, February 17, 2013 honored the Executive Director of Liberia's Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC), Mrs. Peggy Varfley Meres as Influential Woman Of The Year 2012.

A certificate of award that accompanied the honor reads, "In appreciation of your high contribution towards the political endeavor, we the officials and members of the above mentioned organization have decided to award you this certificate of appreciation for your hard work."

Presenting the certificate of honor during the ceremony which was held at Samuel Kanyon Doe Community on Bushrod Island, the youth group challenged Madam Meres to continue pushing the transformation agenda of Liberia by ensuring that all procurement activities undertaken by the Liberian government are consistent with the restated amended PPCC Act of 2010.

The group asserted that Mrs. Meres was honored for her immense contributions towards the social economic development of Liberia

Receiving the Award on behalf of his boss, PPCC Director of Communication, Mr. Nathan N. Bengu expressed heartfelt gratitude to the group for bestowing such unique honor upon Madam Meres.

Mr. Bengu assured the group of the Commission's commitment to ensuring a successful implementation of Liberia's procurement reform agenda to the fullest.

The PPCC Communication Director urged members of the group to denounce any form of corruption, irrespective of its origin by reporting all procurement violations to the Commission.

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