Vice President Boakai Launches Local Governance Teaching Guide

Friday, 28th September 2012
Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has launched the Local Governance Teaching Guide, a toolkit that equip young people with basic information on local governance, its processes and significance.

The Vice President Stressed the importance of local government to nation building and underscored the need for citizens to know the structure of their leadership something that will enable them to have a say in the direction the country moves.

Vice President Boakai made the remarks Friday when he officially launched a Good Governance Teaching Guide titled: Understanding Local Governance in Liberia, a teaching Guide produced by the National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections, NAYMOTE.
A release from the Office of the Vice President quotes him as saying that the understanding of roles and responsibilities of local government officials was critical to the resolution of problems associated with overlapping of functions in the Counties.

He said when duties and responsibilities are clearly spelt out and those who occupied these positions know their scope of operation, then they will be held to account for their deeds executed under those functions.

Speaking earlier Margibi County Superintendent said that NAYMOTE was not only criticizing but making concrete suggestions on the way forward for Liberia as evident by the production of the teaching guide.

Margibi County Number four Representative Ben Fofana called on NAYMOTE to prepare the necessary documents for Government to consider the inclusion of the production and distribution of the teaching guide in the next budget year.

Meanwhile, Vice President Boakai has informed the people of Margibi that a delegation from Brooklyn Park that is due in the Country will come along with people that will work with the Booker Washington Institute to consider how that Institute can be elevated to a status of a technical college. The Vice President said BWI will once more become a center of technology in Liberia, according to the Vice Presidentís Media Office.

The program was attended by over 500 hundred persons including County Officials from Bong and Margibi, representatives from the UNMIL, Ministry of International Affairs, youth, and student and women groups among others.