The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning department of Budget with support from the African Union Development Agency on Thursday September 15, 2022, concluded a one-day National Planning Stakeholder Consultations on AU 2063 Agenda.
The objective of the consultation was to know Liberia progress and performance in executing its first ten-year implementation plan on the 2063 agenda, and propose priorities, including successful factors associated with the plan.
Participating institutions at the gathering were made to prepare a National Stakeholder Consultation report that would be submitted to the African Union Commission and African Union Development agency by the end of September 2022.
Making remarks at the opening, the Deputy Finance Minister for Budget and Development Planning, Hon. Tenneh G. Brunson urged sectors Ministries, Agencies, Commissions, Women Groups, Academia, Private Sectors and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to remain objective in their discussion.
Hon. Brunson called on these institutions to find a critical option to improve human resource capacity across the country.
‘’ Let’s remain objective in our deliberations and find critical options to improve human resource capacity’’ she explained.
According to her, statistics that are key for appropriate and credible data collection, compilation, and analysis should be the basis for the foundation of evidence-based decision making by the respective policy organs particularly in monitoring and evaluation.
The country’s budget minister stated: “In order to advance technology globally, we must adopt, improve and apply technical approaches to data processing, enhance awareness and sensitization of the 2063 agenda at local levels through multi stakeholder consultation.
Africa 2063 Agenda is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into a global powerhouse of the future. This agenda was adopted on January 31, 2015, at the 24th ordinary assembly of the head of state and governance of the African Union in Addis Ababa”.
She revealed that the call for agenda 2063 was first made by the 21st ordinary assembly on May 26, 2013, and it is a 50 year development plan.
The agenda AU 2063 seeks to deliver on a set of seven aspirations each with its own set goals which will move Africa closer to achieving its vision for the year 2063.
The seven aspirations will also reflect Africa’s desire for shared prosperity, well-being, for unity and integration, for a continent of free citizens and an expanding horizon, where the full potentials of women and youth are realized with freedom from fear, disease and want.
At the close of the three days, participating institutions became optimistic of having the project completed before the given time frame, promising full cooperation in accomplishing the task.