President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially launched the 14th Anniversary Celebration of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) National Sensitization Campaign for Liberia.In remarks at the launching ceremony, the Liberian leader recounted that over the years, Liberia has not really been preparing for it, with the aims and objectives of providing political, economic and leadership governance, like Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
According to an Executive Mansion statement, President Sirleaf officially launched the Sensitization Campaign on Thursday at the APRM 14th Anniversary Celebrations and Launch of the National Sensitization Campaign held at the Paynesville City Hall in Paynesville City, Montserrado County.
“Today, here in Paynesville, we are launching the 14th Anniversary Celebration of the National Sensitization for Liberia,” President Sirleaf said.
The Liberian leader used the occasion to commend all those who left their busy schedules, including Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, government officials, marketers, students, lawyers, teachers and others to witness the launch of the National Sensitization Campaign for Liberia.
President Sirleaf recalled that even though she was aware of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), one Liberian, who has real fond memory of the mechanism is Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, and said Liberians should get closer to him so as to enable him educate them sufficiently about the activities of the (APRM) to enable Liberians prepare properly like other countries.
Delivering the keynote address, Dr. Sawyer, Chairman of the Governance Commission highlighted the “Importance of the APRM in Promoting Good Governance”.
He noted that Liberians should see the APRM not as the project of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, but rather as a national project to prepare social, economic and political leaders of the country.
According to him, the burden is on every government on the African continent to ensure that the citizenry are fully prepared to participate in the process aimed at preparing them for future leadership of their countries.