Leaders of the Mano River Union (MRU) have decided to establish a single Consolidated Ebola Recovery Trust Fund (CERTF), with allocation and disbursement arrangements to be determined by the MRU in consultation with partners.
“In this regard, we urge our partners to adhere to the principles of the New Deal and the Mutual Accountability Framework and we renew our call to the international community for the cancellation of the debt (US$3.16 billion) and direct budget support to the affected countries,” the MRU leaders in a statement delivered by the Liberian leader.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said: “we also re-echo our call on the World Bank, African Development Bank, and the United Nations System to support the establishment of a Special Delivery Unit (SDU) within the MRU Secretariat.”
Speaking on behalf of the MRU states at the international conference in New York on Ebola recently, President Sirleaf indicated that the SDU be backed by a project preparation facility for the preparation of bankable projects for effective implementation of the program”.
The national plans as well as sub-regional plan submitted, for your support, are inclusive, participative, and cohesive she told partners, according to the dispatch from the Liberian Mission at the U.N. in New York.