The Government of
Brown said eight of every ten Liberian lives above poverty line presently in
He said this statistics means that
Brown said the value of social contract between Government and its citizens is to enable the people get out of poverty. He added that about two million persons are now living above the poverty line something that has shown significant progress on the part of government to reduce poverty.
Commenting on power supply to Liberians, Brown said government's post prioritized areas for the supply of electricity is the economically depressed communities (slum communities) to improve the living standard of those dwelling in such communities.
He said when those in the various slum communities are given electricity they will begin to engage in small and medium size businesses and get out of poverty. "We were aware that there would've been power theft in the slum communities but why did we begin with those communities? Because it is our duty to do so, so as to empower those in those communities," the MICAT boss averred.
"We have given light to the Southeast, and that's how to fight poverty; we have opened up the economy for Liberians to be engaged in business; there are increase in the number of banks; the banks are giving loans to our people; Liberians are now in business than at any point of the nation's history," the Information boss confidently boasted.
He said the government is prepared to drive poverty level lower adding, there is still hope for the country. Minister Brown then agreed with President
Among other things, he said some of the factors that lead to the reduction of poverty in any country which the government has achieved and still working on include the management of the nation's resources, salary increase, built capacities of its citizens setting up of internal audit at various government institutions, establishment of watchdog groups including the
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