Participants at the
just ended Result Focused Transitional Framework (RFTF)
annual Technical meeting in Denmark, Copenhagen are
calling on the Bryant led Transitional government to
punish corrupt officials and combat corruptions.
Apart from the issued of fighting corruption which emerged
as the core of the two days deliberations, the participants
also mandated the NTGL to institute sound financial
management systems that is characterized by accountability
They also recommended that the NTGL work closely with
strategic partners to deal effectively with the issue
According to them, these steps will enhance the transitional
government credibility among the Liberian people.
Following the number of concerns raised at the meeting,
at the close of the discussions the participants were
able to adopt an 11 count communiqué.
The communiqué among other things placed maximum
emphasis on enhancing of leadership, accountability,
integrity, and transparency of the NTGL on the issues
of economic governance and sound fiscal management.
Addressing the need for the NTGL to focus on strengthening
economic and financial management capacity, the participants
expressed the need for a robust response.
The participants called on the NTGL and donors to make
adequate provision for the expeditious demobilization
and restructuring of the Armed Forces of Liberia.
Concerning elections, the participants described the
process as good - noting that the difficult part of
the story is the need to restructure the army, and provide
schooling, clinics, roads, and basic services enabling
both internally displaced people and ex-combatants top
return to their rural counties.
The Copenhagen discussion was an open dialogue between
senior officials of Liberia’s transitional government
and her West African Countries’ partners, which
was co-organized by the United Nations and the World
Bank and the RFTF. It brought together donors countries,
financial institutions, UN agencies, regional organizations,
and civil society organizations to review Liberia’s
changing needs and priorities after it’s 14 years