UNMIL Transition Plan Development Begins

The Liberian government in collaboration with the U.N. Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has begun developing a transition plan after the end of phases one and two of the UNMIL transition processes ended on December 14, 2014.
Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh said UNMIL has already engaged the services of an international consultant from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana, Dr. Thomas Jaye, to develop the plan.
Sannoh, in a letter to Speaker J. Alexander Tyler apprising the House of the transition, said the processes and outcomes of the plan must be inclusive and participatory to enhance legitimacy and local ownership.
According to him, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had asked the Ministry of Justice to lead the processes for formulating the plan, establishing and guiding the joint implementation group.
Sannoh requested a consultative meeting with the Speaker and the Chairs of the Standing Committees on Security, Defense and Intelligence, and Ways, Means and Finance on Thursday, February 12, to provide insight into the planning processes to
incorporate their views in the national transition plan.
He said the U.N. Secretary Council adopted Resolution 2190 (2014) affirming its expectation that the Liberian Government would be ready to assume full security responsibility of the country by June 30, 2016, according to the Liberia News Agency.
The Council requested the Liberian government to appraise it of the overall UNMIL Transition Plan, Justice Minister Sannoh said.        

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