CEMESP Builds The Capacity Of Local CSOs In The Decentralization Reforms In Grand Bassa County

The Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP), a founding member of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) platform on Decentralization in Liberia has completed a two day training of local monitors from various CSOs in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County to effectively carryout the monitoring of operations of the county service center.

With support from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) through its quick impact project, the initiative seeks to enhance CSOs actors monitor the quality of services and provide policy advice to the County Administration on the improvement of service delivery to the public.

Giving an overview of the training, CEMESP’s Program Assistant, Ruth Gbatoe said, the program will advance the advocacy for transparency and accountability in the operations of the Service Center in Grand Bassa and will also de-concentrate service delivery.

She further noted that the initiative will strengthen the capacity of CSOs to educate the public about the decentralization reforms and the services being provided by Government ministries and agencies in the county.

The program which took place at the Bassa Women Center in Buchanan city, brought together thirty local CSO officials in the county as they expressed their commitment to the process.

Meanwhile, a social media account has been established by the monitors to ensure that other citizens out of the county are kept abreast with information from the service center.