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Government of Liberia Holds inter-ministerial meeting on decentralizatio

 

(Monrovia, June 6, 2023) The Government of Liberia, through its coordinating institutions, reaffirmed its commitment to implementing its decentralization program aimed at empowering citizens living in its sub-political divisions, strengthening local communities, and ensuring effect...read more
GC collaborates with CSOs on Biometric Voter Registration Process Review

The Governance Commission in collaboration with the National Civil Society group today Thursday, April 27, 2023, completed a partnership dialogue on process review of the first phase of the Biometric Voter’s registration report here at the Carina Hotel in Monrovia. The partnership dialogue ...read more
FDB OFFICIALS PAID COURTESY VISIT TO GOVERNANCE COMMISSION

AFDB OFFICIALS PAID COURTESY VISIT TO GOVERNANCE COMMISSION

( Monrovia, March 23, 2023) Recently, a high-power delegation from the African Development Bank (AfDB) headed by its Executive Director, Refus Darkortey paid a courtesy visit to the Governance Commission of Libe...read more
Governance Commission Gets New Chairman

Governance Commission Gets New Chairman

(Monrovia, March 7, 2023) Governance Commission of Liberia has  welcomed Hon. Garrison Yealue Jr. as its new chairperson.  Hon. Yealue appointment to the position is a clear manifestation of the government’s commitme...read more
GC HOLDS SECTOR MEETING UNDER PAPD PROGRAM

GC HOLDS SECTOR MEETING UNDER PAPD PROGRAM

On Tuesday, March 30, 2023 a Stakeholder Meeting on Liberia's Pro-Poor Agenda was convened by the Governance Commission in its conference room. The Commission is providing leadership on Pillar 4: Governance and Transparency which...read more

AFDB OFFICIALS PAID COURTESY VISIT TO GOVERNANCE COMMISSION

( Monrovia, March 23, 2023) Recently, a high-power delegation from the African Development Bank (AfDB) headed by its Executive Director, Refus Darkortey paid a courtesy visit to the ...read more
UN CLIMATE CHANGE HIGH POWER DELEGATION VISITS LIBERIA.

UN CLIMATE CHANGE HIGH POWER DELEGATION VISITS LIBERIA.

(Monrovia, February 23, 2023) The Governance Commission received a high-power delegation from the United Nation Climate Change office. The objective of the meeting between the Governance Commission and the UN climat...read more
GC bids farewell to Catherine Harris-Karmo, Grants Program Manager.

The Governance Commission (GC) bids farewell to Mrs. Catherine Harris-Karmo, former Grants Program Manager. In 2015, the Grants and Resource Mobilization Unit was established within the GC to promote the prudent use, management, and accountability of donor resources. A Unit Mrs. Karmo headed till...read more
Fewer Public Officials Declared Assets …GC Boss Alarms

The Officer In-Charge, Governance (GC), Elizabeth W. Dorkin, has expressed frustrations stating that up to date, some Public Officials have not declared their assets since they were employed in government roughly three years go.
The Governance Commission Acting Head made the statement to a
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Code of Conduct Needs To Be Operationalized GC, Others Call Public At

Key integrity institutions are calling for the full operationalization policy of the National Code of Conduct for public officials and government employees.
The institutions’ call is aimed at strengthening the fight against corruption, bad governance and undemocratic practices ahead o
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GC ENGAGES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ON BENEFITS OF DECENTRALIZATION

Commissioner George Howe of the Political Legal Reform/Decentralization Mandate Area of the Governance Commission has underscored the important of engaging the youthful population of the country to strengthen their understanding of the important of the National Decentralization program.

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Illicit financial flows undermine natural resources Sector

The officer in charge at the Governance Commission (GC) Madam Elizabeth W. Dorkin reveals that illicit financial flows networks are factors undermining sound governance of natural resources in the country.

“It may interest you to know that the continuous of illicit financial flows n...read more
GC and USAID deepen Collaborations

(Monrovia) The Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mr. Jim Wright along with his governance team, including its Deputy Director Jeffry Szuchman on October 20, 2021 paid a courtesy call on the Governance Commission.

At the brief meeting, the l...read more
CSC to Handle Driver Licenses and Traditional Certificates

September 23, 2021, The Governance Commission joined the Ministry of Transport, the Center for National Documentation and Record Agency (CNDRA), UNDP, and the Ministry of internal affairs for three days’ workshop. The purpose is to train local government technicians and officials to acquire...read more
Commissioner Dorkin assures organizers for the “Mobile 4 Women Project”

August 31, 2021, The Officer –In–Charge of the Governance Commission, Commissioner Elizabeth Dorkin has extolled the organizers of the “Mobile 4 Women Project” for their farsightedness and proactive steps in unearthing entrenched social and cultural norms to mitigate GBV, ...read more

USAID/LEGIT turned over Knowledge materials to Governance Commission

The Chief of Party of LEGIT/ DAI Mr. Gabriel Abraham, heading a LEGIT/ DAI delegation on Friday, January 15, 2021 donated a huge concernment of Knowledge products in both hard and soft copies t...read more

GC collaborates with the National Identification Registry for Synchronized Biometric system.

The Governance Commission on Thursday January 14, 2021 had a collaborative meeting with the National Identification Registry aimed at constructing a synchronized Libe...read more

GC holds Stakeholder Forum on AGR Instruments

The Governance Commission held a one day Stakeholders’ Forum on the methodology prescribed by the Commission on its soon to release latest Annual Governance Report (AGR) on Emerging Illicit Substance Abuse for 2021.

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LEGIT/DAI New Chief Of Party Pay Courtesy Call On GC's Board of Commissione

(Monrovia, December 17, 2020) The new chief of Party of LEGIT/ DAI Mr. Gabriel Abraham, today paid a courtesy call on the Board of Commissioners of the Governance Commission for acquaintance and to further strengthen collaboration between LEGIT/ DAI and the Commission.

Mr. Abraham visit i...read more
GC Wants Tougher Policy on Substance Abuse

The Officer-In-Charge of the Governance Commission, Commissioner Elizabeth Dorkin, has expressed serious concern over the increased wave of substance abuse in the country. She alarmed that the situation has reached crisis level as a result of decades of abuse, particularly amongst the youth.<...read more
Label Illicit Substance Trafficking as Non-Billable Offense

Commissioner George W. Howe, Jr. called on policymakers to label illicit substance trafficking as non-billable offense; and warned that substance abuse is rapidly becoming controversial and problematic in the Liberian society.

Commissioner Howe stressed that “as we find ou...read more
GC Praised Government and Partners for the Fight against Substance Abuse

The Acting Executive Director of the Governance Commission, Madam Cecelia N. Flomo, has praised government and its partners for their immense contributions to the fight against emerging threats posed by the circumstances surrounding alarming substance abuse incidents in the count...read more

The second panelist, Mr. Joseph S. Quoi, a professional Mental Health Pharmacist proxy on behalf of Dr. Francis N. Kateh from the Ministry of Health, Mr. Quoi said, about thirty one million people around the world are using drugs and are associated with disorderliness, which is more than six time...read more
Presenter Calls for Review of Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency Mandate

The dialogue third presenter, Mr. Marcus Gipply presented on behalf of Hon. Marcus D. Zehyoue of LDEA. He reiterated that the mandate of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency needed to be reviewed. He pointed out that rehabilitation and enforcement must be critically looked at in the review proces...read more

Representing the first Lady of the Republic of Liberia Madam Clara Weah, was Mr. Arthur Douglas, Communication focal person. On behalf of Madam Weah, he expressed appreciation to the Governance Commission for its farsightedness in organizing this important dialogue. Noted, the First Lady was conc...read more

The Chairman on Internal Affairs at the Liberian Senate Hon. Gbleh-Bo Brown also attended the dialogue and made remarks. Senator Brown informed participants at the dialogue that drugs have permeated the communities of Liberia and the mining fields are among the many places mainly hit.

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Hon. Younquoi wants Drugs Enforcement Agency name changed to Anti-Drugs Agency.

Hon. Larry P. Younquoi , Chairman on Good Governance and Government Reform said that the name given to the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency should be changed to Anti-Drugs Agency. Chairman Younquoi acknow...read more

Enforce ECOWAS Drug Action Plan to address illicit drugs trafficking.

 

The special representative of the President of ECOWAS Commission in Liberia Irene Wallace said, drugs trafficking organizations have been on the increase using West Africa as a transit point for smuggling...read more

LNP Legal Counsel Peter Kpannah Calls on Government to Amend Drug Law from Billable to Non Billable

 

The Liberia National Police Legal Counsel Kpannah Peter Kpannah said the LNP is the premier security apparatus in government which is there to protect life and properties. Mr...read more

Implement the National Code of Conduct fully, Governance Commission insists.

The Governance Commission calls on the Government of Liberia to fully implement the National Code of Conduct.

The Commission reminds Public Officials and Employees of Government about the...read more
Governance Commission presents complimentary copies of the LGA to Legislatu

The Governance Commission on October 3, 2019, completed a series of courtesy calls on Leaders and members of the national Legislature, the Senate Pro-Tempore, Honorable Albert Chie and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable Bhofal Chambers, during which time complimentary copies of th...read more

Minister Sonii Supports GC’s National Curriculum on Citizenship Education

Education Minister Dr. Ansu Sonii has reemphasized the need for civics to be taught in all schools in Liberia and supports the Governance Commission&rsquo...read more

Farmington River Declaration document presented to the National Archives

The Peace and Mediation Committee has presented an original copy of the Farmington River Declaration to the Center for National Document and Record Agency (CENDR...read more

GOL, UNDP and Partners Strategize 2018-2020 Transition Plan for Liberia 

The Liberian Government (GOL), the UNDP and other development Partners have been holding a number of consultations in...read more

Panelists Discuss Successes and Challenges of October Elections

Following the October 10, 2017 national elections, the Governance Commission held a Roundtable on the theme “Elections and Security” to assess successes and c...read more
The State of the Liberian Economy  

The President of the Liberian Bankers Association and President of LBDI, John Davies says the Liberian economy is plagued with numerous challenges that need urgent interventions.

Mr. Davis noted that the Liberian economy relies heavily on the extractive industry with the agriculture secto...read more
Liberian Economist Wants Government to Reduce Spending on Cars and Rents

Liberian Economist Wants Government to Reduce Spending on Cars and Rents  

Economic Consultant Yanqui Zaza wants the next administration to reduce expenditure on the purchasing and maintenance of cars for government officia...read more
Liberian Economist Wants Government to Reduce Spending on Cars and Rents

Economic Consultant Yanqui Zaza wants the next administration to reduce expenditure on the purchasing and maintenance of cars for government officials. Mr. Zaza recommended that Government should consider purchasing Bajaj or inexpensive and low maintenance vehicles for its official uses.

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Experts Call for Reforming Liberia’s Health and Education Sectors

In the wake of the October 10, 2017 presidential and Legislative elections, the Governance Commission (GC) held a three – part serial discussions/fora to en...read more

G C Observes October 10, 2017 National Elections, Run-Off Delayed

The October 10 Presidential and Representative elections have come and gone with a Run – off presidential elections slated for November 7, 2017 between Unity Part...read more

Liberia Urged to Graduate From Subsistence Farming

The West Africa Regional Fisheries Project Coordinator Yevewuo Subah wants Liberia to graduate from subsistence to mechanic farming to ensure food sufficiency in Liberia.

Mr. ...read more

FDA Empowers 15 communities to Manage over 150,000 hectares of Land

The Forestry Development Authority, FDA, says it has empowered 15 communities to manage over one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) hectares of forest land as a mea...read more

GC and Partners hold Pre-Campaign Cocktail for Political Party Leaders

A pre-campaign Cocktail event for political party leaders on deepening commitment to peaceful and violence – free elections in Liberia took place on July 27, 2017 at the Boulevard Palace Hotel in...read more

GC Holds Stakeholders’ Forum on AGR Recommendations

The Governance Commission held a one day Stakeholders’ Forum on the “methodology for political parties’ debates” as prescribed by the Commission’s latest Annual Governance Report (AGR)...read more

Liberia and EU delegates Discuss Consolidating Peace and Development

The Liberian Government and the European Union on June 8, 2017 held its fifth Political dialogue under the theme “Consolidating Peace and Economic Development” at the Cecil ...read more

Twenty Political Parties Sign Farmington River Declaration

Twenty of Liberia’s twenty two political parties have signed on to what is now called “the Farmington River Declaration”, committing themselves to the holding of peaceful elections and judicial r...read more

Liberia Launches Home-Grown School Feeding Program

Liberia has launched its zero hunger strategic review report and is about to initiate its home-grown school feeding program. Under the Home – Grown School Feeding program, gover...read more

 

Major Political Party Leaders Attend National Political Forum

Amidst months of political wrangling in Liberia as to the certain provisions of the Code of Conduct and the holding of a peaceful democratic process and elections in Liberia, the Government in c...read more

Liberians Reminded about their Democratic Responsibility to Country

The Chairman of the Governance Commission, Dr Amos Sawyer, has reminded Liberians about our responsibility to ensure that the October 10 elections are peaceful and violence-free, and enshrine peaceful tra...read more

Governance Commission Releases Finalized Copy of its AGR on Elections

The Governance Commission has released the finalized copy of its Annual Governance Report (AGR) on Elections urging political parties, candidates and stakeholders to strengthen commitment t...read more

GC Holds TOT Workshop for National Vision Youth Club.

The Governance Commission has held the first in a series of Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for Liberia’s National Vision Clubs. The workshop brought together 30 participants from 26 of the youth organization...read more

Presentation on Open Government Partnership in Liberia: Sustaining the Momentum and Changing Lives With focus on Institutionalization for Sustainability At the C. Cecil Denis Auditorium Ministry of For...read more

                                   

Liberia’s Transformation Agenda Inseparable From That of the Africa

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Stakeholders Validate GC Annual Governance Report (AGR) on Elections

The Governance Commissions on Thursday March 9, 2017 held a public presentation on its draft Annual Governance Report (AGR) in anticipation for inputs from stakehold...read more

Women sign Communiqué Calling for the Advancement of Women and Girls

Women of Liberia have called on government and other leaders to prioritize gender equality in Liberia. In the Communiqué released at the climax of the ...read more

LIPA Graduates 453 Professionals Including 10 from GC

Ten employees of Governance Commission completed a two – month intensive training in seven of the ten disciplines at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on ...read more

Sawyer Heads ECOWAS Elections Observer Mission to Ghana

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, fielded an Election Observer Mission to Ghana to monitor elections in that country.  Dr. Amos Sawyer headed the one hu...read more

Yale Law Students discuss Report on Concession Reform for Liberia

The Governance Commission on Wednesday January 11, 2017 held a stakeholders validation meeting to discuss a report titled “Governanc...read more

Cape Verde Hosts Regional Conference on Transfer of Executive Power

As you may know by now, Cape Verde recently hosted a sub-regional Conference geared toward assuring the smooth democratic transfer of ”Executive power” in Africa. A number of countries, over t...read more

Civil Society and Donors/Partners Pledge support to GC Programs

There have been numerous comments as to the actual works of the Governance Commission though much has been done by the Commission to engage the public in its work activities. The Commission recently held an O...read more

GC Prioritizes Security, Elections and Transition Issues

 

The Governance Commission (GC) has disclosed to its donors three priority areas it plans to focus on within the next two years. The Commission identified its two- year (2016-2018) areas of focus to in...read more

GC Highlights Transitional Governance Challenges in Liberia

The Governance Commission (GC) has been discussing “Select Transitional Governance Challenges Addressed in the Context of the Statement of Mutual Commitment (SMC) Prior...read more

VP Boakai to Champion Governance Reform at the Legislature

Vice President Joseph Boakai has pledged to champion the passage of 4 pieces of legislation which are among milestone accomplishments of this administration, and foundations upon which future governments can build...read more

Strengthening Social Cohesion in Sinoe County

The scale of violent uprisings in Liberia’s concession areas is becoming alarming with fights between Concessions and communities on one hand over land related issues, and community benefits from investment opportunities...read more

Excerpts from the GOL – CSO Partnership Policy and Accord

The Liberian Government has signed a partnership agreement named the “GOL- CSO Accord: A Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Liberia and Civil Society

Organizations”, acc...read more

Finance Minister Boima Kamara Pays Acquaintance Visit to GC

The Minister for Finance and Development Planning paid the Governance Commission an acquaintance visit on Monday July 11. Too often the public, including those working in the public sector, complain of not knowin...read more

Muslim Community Celebrates Ramadan with GC

The Muslim Community on June 6, 2016 visited the Governance Commission as part of its Ramadan celebration. The group included senior Islamic clerics including Associate Justice Kabina Ja’neh, Commissioner Soko Sackor of th...read more

Commissioner Elizabeth Sele Mulbah Addresses NARDA Assembly on June 10, 2016

Governance Commission Vice Chair Madam Elizabeth Mulbah has called for the establishment of effective governance, management and accountability structures in Liberia that will, among other things...read more

LACC says NIF is on the Brink of Collapse - Blames Members

The National Integrity Forum (NIF) of Liberia is at the verge of total collapse if nothing is immediately done to resuscitate that integrity institution. The Chairman of LACC - the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commissi...read more

GC holds National Conference for Political Parties

The Governance Commission held a two day Conference for Political Parties on decentralization in Buchanan Grand Bassa County from June 8-9 2016. Twenty of Liberia’s twenty two registered political parties, donors an...read more

A Joint Resolution Adopted By Political Parties on Decentralization and Local Governance Reforms in Liberia

The Governance Commission held a two day Conference for Political Parties on decentralization in Buchanan Grand Bassa County ...read more

Dr. Sawyer Launches JOB DESCRIPTION CATALOGUE & PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT MANUAL

Governance Commission’s Chairman Dr. Amos C. Sawyer wants heads of Ministries, Agencies and Commissions to develop vested interest in both the job description catalogue and the perform...read more

USAID-GEMS Turns over Documents to GC to form Part of its Repository

The United States Agency for International Development’s Government Economic Management Support project commonly known as USAID-GEMS is rounding up its operations in Liberia. USAID-GEMS-Liberia, a ...read more

LSEI implements World Bank project in Collaboration with GC to train CSOs

The Liberia Social Enterprise Incubator (LSEI), an initiative to assess and build capacity for social enterprise (SE) innovation in Liberia, has completed a two day training workshop (May 25-26, 201...read more

National Development Summit: An Evaluation of National Vision 2030 & the AFT Midterm Review

The National Development Summit was held on April 25, 2016 at the Administrative Building in Gbarnga Bong County. The Summit’s theme was &ld...read more

Governance Commission Discusses New Strategic Plan 2016-2021:Making GC more relevant in the face of 2017 Elections and Transition

The Governance Commission recently held a three day retreat at the Thinker’s Village Hotel (April 13-15, 2016) to discuss the implementa...read more

Mainstreaming Natural Resource Governance in Liberia

A Liberian specialist in Natural Resource Governance Mr. Konah Karmo has identified a number of gaps within the current legal framework which need to be bridged in order for Liberia...read more

GC Holds Policy Dialogue on “Enhancing Citizens’ Access to Services"

The Governance Commission on April 27, 2016 hosted a one-day policy dialogue under the theme “Enhancing Citizens’ Access to Governmen...read more
ILO and UN Women hold Training on Gender Mainstreaming in Italy

The International Labor Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) Women in November 2015 held a two-week training at the Gender Academy 2015 Exchange Event on Gender, work and development in Italy. The training ran from November 16 – 27, 2015 on the theme “Gende...read more
Liberian Women put forth Names of Vice Presidential Nominees

The United Nations on May 8, 1977 passed a resolution to observe International Women Day in recognition of the numerous achievements and sacrifices women had and continue to make as custodians of global peace, justice, happiness and development. In observance of this year’s celebrations und...read more

NPA Managing Director urges Women to Prioritize Education

Women of Liberia celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016 with the usual pomp and pageantry. This years’ program was held in Buchanan Grand Bassa County under the national theme &ld...read more
South African and Indian Ambassadors Pledge Support to GC

South African Ambassador Masilo Mabeta and Indian Ambassador Dinesh Bhatia have pledged their Countries support to the Governance Commission. In two separate visits to the Commission, on February 15, 2016, Ambassador Mabeta expressed his government’s interest in hu...read more
Sawyer leads ECOWAS Mission to observe Niger's Election

The Chairman of the Governance Commission and former Liberian Interim President Prof. Amos Sawyer has successfully led an ECOWAS Electoral Observation Mission to the Nigerien 2016 Presidential and Legislative Elections. In a preliminary statement of the Mission, Prof. Sawyer declared that the ele...read more
GC Honors Its Strategic Plan Consultant Don Wheeler

The Governance Commission (GC) recently honored the Consultant on its Strategic Plan for the next five years (2016-2021). Mr. Don Wheeler was contracted under a USAID-GEMS/GC partnership agreement. His contract recently ended and as a mark of appreciation for a job well done, GC held a little &ld...read more
Swedish Ambassador Visits Governance Commission

The Governance Commission has been holding discussions with a number of its donors, international and national partners as it works the Commission’s new 5 year Strategic Plan. One of such donors is Sweden. Swedish Ambassador accredited to Liberia Madam Lena Nordstrom on Thursday, January 14...read more
NEC to work with Partners to Provide Timely Civic and Voter Education

Liberians will in 2017 hold historical presidential and district elections. The presidential election is described as historic because it will witness the incumbent president not being a candidate, and the possibility of the winner of that election coming from the opposition. It will also witness...read more
GC holds Policy dialogue on Entrepreneurship

GC Policy dialogue on Entrepreneurship

Observers have often wondered why Liberians have difficulties sustaining their businesses or playing major roles in the economy of this country. Most often Liberians are accused of rarely paying off bank loans and therefore find it d...read more

Dr. Sawyer Addresses Nigeria’s 2016 Annual National Political Summit

Dr. Amos Sawyer, on Monday January 25, 2016 addressed Nigeria’s 2016 Annual National Political Summit, discussing the theme “Building Positive Political Culture for Sustaining Democrac...read more
GC and others Advocate Amendment of 1989 Law Creating Higher Education Comm

The Governance Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) have been consulting on the need to amend the 1989 Act establishing the National Commission on Higher Education. GC spearheaded the holding of a Policy Dialogue on Wedn...read more
Minister Konneh Propagates Support for Vision 2030

The Governance Commission and the Ministry of Planning and Economic Afairs, a little over three years ago (December 12, 2012),sponsored a National Vision Conference in Gbarnga Bong County, under the aegis of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, with the intention of bringing Liberians together to inc...read more
Governance Commission Honors 6 Employees, and 1 Commissioner

The Governance Commission recently honored 6(six) of its employeesand one (1) Commissioner that graduated from colleges/universities during the course of 2015. Five of the seven graduated from national universities and two from foreign institutions.
The six GC employees include:
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Sawyer Addresses LU 96thCommencement Convocation: Advocates Reform for Graduate Programs

It is no secret that the University of Liberia is in dire need of transformation if it is to compete or be compared to other universities internationally. It can be recalle...read more

GC, CSA, LIPA hold Seminar for Human Resource Directors from 19 MACs

The Governance Commission (GC), in collaboration with the Liberia Institute for Public Administration (LIPA) and the Civil Service Agency (CSA) held a one day orientation/training seminar on “...read more
Political Parties Propose Solutions to Election Disputes in Liberia

Opposition political parties have always complained against the National Elections Commission, accusing the Commission of election malpractices. Such malpractices include but not limited to vote rigging, election ma...read more

GC Researches Liberia National Police Relationship with Civilians

The Governance Commission, GC, has completed a research on the “United Nations Training of the Liberia National Police: Effectiveness, Results and Future Implications”, implemented by the United...read more

Electoral Dispute Resolution: Implications for Smooth Democratic Transition

The Governance Commission on Thursday November 19, 2015 held a Policy Dialogue at the Bella Casa Hotel and Suites in Sinkor on th...read more

The Need to Review the Logic of Prioritizing the “Hardware” of the AFT over the “Software”

There is a widely known prioritization of the programs of the Agenda for Transformation, AFT, which gives top priority to the building of roads, bridges, da...read more

On Christian State debate, Sawyer challenges Critics

Dr Sawyer has challenged critics to show proof that the 1847 Constitution declared Liberia a Christian State.  He told reporters at a MICAT press briefing on August 20, 2015 that this is...read more

Lawmakers and others Debate County Development Fund (CDF)

The Governance Commission recently held a Roundtable on the relevance/importance of County Development Fund. The roundtable was held on Friday August 21, 2015 at the James Fromoyan Hall ...read more

National Symbols Review Project supports National Identity

Former Ambassador and current Chairman of the National Symbols Review Project Advisory Board, Wesley Johnson says the National Symbols Review Project will ensu...read more

Vision Statement

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President Sirleaf Launches National Curriculum on Citizenship Education

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday August 24, 2015 launched the National Curriculum on Citizenship Education for Grades One through Twelve at the Centillion Pa...read more

Empowering Local Businesses as Engines for Growth

Samuel D. Tweah, Jr. a young Liberian economist is recommending that government develops a private sector policy and implementation framework that brings together the Government, donors, the private secto...read more

Justice Kabineh Ja’neh Highlights Pitfalls in Liberia’s Justice System

Many have, overtime, criticized Liberia’s Justice System sometimes describing it as weak, corrupt, unfair, and at time for sale to the highest bidder. The latest criticism comes from ...read more

 

President Sirleaf Writes the Senate Commenting on the CRC Report

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GC Galvanizes Efforts to Improve Interactions with Lawmakers

Overtime, the Governance Commission has been interacting with the Liberian Legislature in efforts to enhance understanding of the GC’s work and to galvanize support for the enactment of major bills that ca...read more

GC HOLDS WORKSHOP ON THE CODE OF CONDUCT
The Governance Commission on May 28, 2015, conducted a one-day workshop on the National Code of Conduct for local county officials in Tubmanburg, Bomi County to create awareness and its implementation throughout Liberia. The Code of C
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GC holds Policy Dialogue on  “Mainstreaming Transparency and Accountability”

The Governance Commission on Tuesday April 28, 2015 held a one day Policy Dialogue on “Mainstreaming Transparency and Accountability in the Deconcentration...read more

REACHING THE MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRY GOAL:THE HUMAN CAPACITY ISSUES

The Governance Commission, In collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), held a Policy Dia...read more
Panelists at High Level Roundtable debate Dual Currency

Concerns have been raised regarding the fluctuating foreign exchange rate between the United States and Liberian dollars with the latter seen to be very weak. Liberian petty traders and entrepreneurs continuously complain about constant losses in profits as a result of the unparalleled and fluctu...read more
Vice President Joseph Boakai Moderates Anti-Corruption Roundtable

Vice President Joseph Boakai recently moderated a high level Assessment Roundtable on Liberia’s Anti-Corruption Strategy organized by the Governance Commission. The Roundtable was to help provide a forum for public discussion on promoting integrity rather than m...read more

Overview of National Constitution Conference in Gbarnga

The National Conference on Constitution Review was held at the Administrative Building from March 30-April2, 2015 in Gbarnga Bong County. The Conference was organized by the Constitution ...read more
GC Ends Capacity Building workshop in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County

The Governance Commission, GC, has completed a three-dayworkshop(April 23-25, 2015)             to provide training that supports capacity building of Civil Society Organizations, (CSOs), including Women and ...read more
GC turns over Draft 2030 National Vision Documents to CENDRA

The Governance Commission on Wednesday May 6, 2015 submitted several draft documents to the Center for National Documents and Records Agency, CENDRA, for safe keeping. The program took place at the office in Sinkor. The documents prese...read more
Dr. Sawyer Proposes PAO and scrapping of Assistant Ministers positions

In an effort at public sector reform (to down size and right size Liberia’s bloated government), the Chairman of the Governance Commission, Dr. Amos Sawyer, has recommended the elimination of Assistant Ministerial positions in government Ministries. Dr. Sawyer also recommended the establish...read more
President Sirleaf launches National Deconcentration Platform

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday February 18, 2015 launched the National Deconcentration Platform in Salala Bong County. The program was graced by high level government officials including representatives of the National Legislature and Cabinet Ministers, the Doyen and members of the ...read more

 Land Commission Chair wants Constitution strengthened to support Land Reform

The Governance Commission, in December 2014, held a Roundtable on Land Rights and Constitution Review to bring to the core numerous concerns related to “land” in Liberia. The is...read more