Liberia: the Comptroller General sensitizes Bomi to the management of public finances

As part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the Public Financial Management Act of 2009, the Comptroller and Accountant General of Liberia, Mr. Janka A. Kowo, over the weekend engaged a cross-section of students and administrative staff, including other citizens of Liberia. Bomi Community College on PFM processes.

Kowo’s engagement with the people aims to inform them about how the government collects and spends public resources, and whether the spending of these resources is going in the right direction for development purposes.

Held under the theme: “Public Financial Management and You”, the event took place at the auditorium of Bomi Community College (BCC).

Speaking at the opening, Kowo reaffirmed the government’s commitment through the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, revealing that public money will be spent for the benefit of all Liberians by providing resources in all sectors of the economy.

According to him, public financial management is basically about government money, how the government generates it and how the government spends it for the benefit of the country. “PFM is basically about government money, how government generates it and how government spends it in the good interest of the country,” he added.

“I think it’s time we mobilized the public and educated all citizens of the fifteen counties on how government money is generated and spent for public use. When public money is raised and spent on citizens, this is called public finance management in action When the government provides free tuition, electricity, health and education for the benefit of all, this is called PFM in action “, explains Kowo.

In 2018, the President of Liberia declared a tuition-free program for all public universities and colleges in the country, it is called Public Financial Management in Action. Doctors and medical staff have also been sent to specialize in various medical disciplines, this is PFM in action, Kowo added.

The financial expert explained that in the future, the government will be stronger by reaching out to the citizens of the 15 counties through public information and continuous awareness of public financial management to explain how the government collects resources and spends them in the good interest of all. .

“Going forward, the government will be stronger in reaching out to the citizens of the fifteen counties through public information and continued public financial management outreach to explain how the government raises resources and spends them in everyone’s interest,” he said.

The Comptroller and Accountants General believe that when public information is disseminated to citizens about how the government collects national resources and how it spends them, citizens will be better informed of ongoing developments across the country.