Joint Committee Chair on Education at the National Legislature wants his colleagues to back him for more budgetary allocation to the education sector.
During the start of a four day joint committee chair hearing in Grand Bassa County, Bong County Senator Prince Moye Sr. highlighted the need for more efforts to be exercised in their oversight as legislators for improved support and accountability for education in the country.
Senator Moye spoke on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the start of a four day workshop on “Education Budgeting” in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
The workshop is being organized by UNICEF in collaboration with the Education Committee.
Senator Moye disclosed that in order to foster accountability in the sector, his leadership months back established an Education Secretariat at the Legislature which has been doing very well in following up on developments and challenges in education.
For his part, the Country Representative of UNICEF, Laila Gad, lauded the Legislature for the willingness to collaborate in strengthening the capacity of the statutory committee.
The four day workshop is building the capacity of the Joint Committee on Education and its secretariat to better understand the Public Financial Management System, scrutinize the budget documents throughout the budget cycle, and how to exert their budget oversight role for improved accountability with a focus on the education sector.