Lofa County Service Centre renovated with UNMIL Quick Impact Project
Voinjama, Lofa County - UNMIL Head of Regional Field Office in Voinjama, Ms. Frances Alesi attended the official opening of the newly renovated Lofa County Service Centre through UNMIL Quick Impact Project(QIP) on 7 October 2017, bringing the total number of Service Centres to 11 nationwide in Liberia.
The newly renovated Service Centre was also supported by government of Liberia. This was an expression of government’s commitment in support to the people of Lofa County. The Acting Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mr. Momolu S. Johnson in his opening statement, expressed the government’s decision to involve the people in the decision making process with regards to good governance and decentralization.
“The essence of this Centre is to involve the people of Liberia in the decision-making process and to bring services closer to the people of Lofa County,” said Mr. Johnson.
The entire Service Centre staff was recruited locally, most of whom were already working with various government Ministries, agencies and commissions in Lofa County. Training is scheduled for them to ensure quality service delivery to the people.
The Lofa County Service Centre Coordinator, Mr. Oliver Arkoi expressed appreciation to the government of Liberia and its partners for bringing document related public services to the county.
“Our service seeker will now have access to documents such as birth certificates and marriage certificates in the county. They no longer have to travel to Monrovia to obtain these documents. We say thank you to the government of the Republic of Liberia and its partners including UNDP and UNMIL, for bringing these services to the county” said Mr. Arkoi.
The section of the administrative building which had been earmarked to host the Lofa County Service Centre was ravaged by a fire outbreak on 25 December 2015.