VICE PRESIDENT BOAKAI LAUNCHES LIBERIA LABOUR FORCE SURVEY 2010, done by the Ministry of Labor and the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-information Services

Thursday, 25th October 2012

Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Boakai says political, social and economic decisions must be borned out of concrete scientific research, and that national policies should stand upon a solid ground of statistical information and not on what he calls ďknee jerk reactionsĒ.

He said it was in pursuit of our goal to satisfy our national deficiency in this area that the Government of Liberia found it propitious to collaborate with willing and supportive international partners in convening the first post war Labor Force Survey in 2010.
Vice President Boakai was speaking Thursday when he delivered a keynote address at the launch of the Liberia Labor Force Survey held on the Main Campus of the University of Liberia.

The Vice President spoke of the misconceptions and misperceptions that have swarmed the airwaves and the print media regarding some findings to which the survey led. He said while such opinions are understandable, they in no way support the dismissal of the hard fact that this report stands out as a useful tool.

A release from the Office of the Vice President said the report redirects our focus on the need to create sustainable jobs for the youth, market women and Liberians who yearn for decent and productive work.

The Vice President noted the fulfillment of the pledge by this Government to lift and promote the image of Liberia, through good governance and the rule of law in order to spur economic development.
He went on to say that these efforts speak of our resolve to refine our tattered population data, that pool of data that is so vital to nearly every facet of national development planning.

Vice President Boakai thanked partners of Liberia including the ILO, UNDP, USAID and UNICEF for the continued support to the development of up-to-date database on the Liberian Labor market