CSA CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR SENIOR CNDRA STAFF
MONROVIA-September 12, 2018- The Civil Service Agency (CSA) in concert with the Center for National Documents and Records Agency/ National Archives (CNDRA) on today Wednesday, September 12 conducted training for 25 senior staff and sectional heads of the agency. The training took place at the central office of the National Archives on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. The training which is the first since the inception of the Neileh Daitouah administration seeks to enhance the performance management skills of senior staff. According to CNDRA Deputy Human Resource Director Christian J. Jlatuh, who was the key facilitator at the day-long training, the exercise seeks to respond to the capacity need of the agency as well as the effectiveness of the trainees. He said Performance management is a process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to the agency. It is the continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals he added. Meanwhile, CNDRA Director General Neileh Daitouah has extolled CSA for the training noting that it will enhance the performance and productivity of the agency. He described the capacity building as a revolving process that promote and improve employee outputs of every institution.
CSA CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR SENIOR CNDRA STAFF
MONROVIA-September 12, 2018- The Civil Service Agency (CSA) in concert with the Center for National Documents and Records Agency/ National Archives (CNDRA) on today Wednesday, September 12 conducted training for 25 senior staff and sectional heads of the agency. The training took place at the central office of the National Archives on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. The training which is the first since the inception of the Neileh Daitouah administration seeks to enhance the performance management skills of senior staff. According to CNDRA Deputy Human Resource Director Christian J. Jlatuh, who was the key facilitator at the day-long training, the exercise seeks to respond to the capacity need of the agency as well as the effectiveness of the trainees. He said Performance management is a process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to the agency. It is the continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals he added. Meanwhile, CNDRA Director General Neileh Daitouah has extolled CSA for the training noting that it will enhance the performance and productivity of the agency. He described the capacity building as a revolving process that promote and improve employee outputs of every institution.
CSA CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR SENIOR CNDRA STAFF
MONROVIA-September 12, 2018- The Civil Service Agency (CSA) in concert with the Center for National Documents and Records Agency/ National Archives (CNDRA) on today Wednesday, September 12 conducted training for 25 senior staff and sectional heads of the agency. The training took place at the central office of the National Archives on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. The training which is the first since the inception of the Neileh Daitouah administration seeks to enhance the performance management skills of senior staff. According to CNDRA Deputy Human Resource Director Christian J. Jlatuh, who was the key facilitator at the day-long training, the exercise seeks to respond to the capacity need of the agency as well as the effectiveness of the trainees. He said Performance management is a process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to the agency. It is the continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals he added. Meanwhile, CNDRA Director General Neileh Daitouah has extolled CSA for the training noting that it will enhance the performance and productivity of the agency. He described the capacity building as a revolving process that promote and improve employee outputs of every institution.
CSA CONDUCTS CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR SENIOR CNDRA STAFF
MONROVIA-September 12, 2018- The Civil Service Agency (CSA) in concert with the Center for National Documents and Records Agency/ National Archives (CNDRA) on today Wednesday, September 12 conducted training for 25 senior staff and sectional heads of the agency. The training took place at the central office of the National Archives on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. The training which is the first since the inception of the Neileh Daitouah administration seeks to enhance the performance management skills of senior staff. According to CNDRA Deputy Human Resource Director Christian J. Jlatuh, who was the key facilitator at the day-long training, the exercise seeks to respond to the capacity need of the agency as well as the effectiveness of the trainees. He said Performance management is a process by which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor and review an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to the agency. It is the continuous process of setting objectives, assessing progress and providing on-going coaching and feedback to ensure that employees are meeting their objectives and career goals he added. Meanwhile, CNDRA Director General Neileh Daitouah has extolled CSA for the training noting that it will enhance the performance and productivity of the agency. He described the capacity building as a revolving process that promote and improve employee outputs of every institution.
CNDRA Reduce Prices In Service Delivery
CNDRA Reduce Prices In Service Delivery - Announces New Procedures Monrovia, August 27, 2018: In keeping with the Pro- Poor Agenda and providing effective public service delivery, the Center for National Documents and Records Agency/ National Archives informs the public of the below changes takes immediate effect as of 1ST September 2018.  Bachelorhood Certificate price is hereby reduced from USD$175.00 to USD$15.00 per person and is now a prerequisite for obtaining marriage certificate.  Application form for marriage certificate at CNDRA must be filled by the couple to be and returned within five days prior to the date of marriage rather than the usual ten (10) days. Requirements for obtaining marriage certificate include the followings; 1. One passport size photo each of the would be couple with white background; 2. Medical Certificate from a recognize hospital; 3. Either of these: Birth certificate/passport/ National Identification Card or valid driver license of the couple to be.  Processing and issuing time of Marriage Certificate and Legal Instruments is hereby reduced from three days to two working days. 1. Time frame for search of Legal Instruments with volume and page is now Two (2) Working days. 2. Time frame for Blank Search information on Legal Instruments with only year indentified will now take Ten (10) working days; 3. Absolute blank search (without volume, page and year) for deeds and legal instruments will take (21) working days. Meanwhile Divorce Certificate registration which was previously charged USD$200.00 is now reduced to US$75.00. This announcement was signed by the Management of the National Archives of Liberia Contact our Information Office for more details. Kaipee L. Newray, Information Officer, CNDRA Cell #: 0770824304/0880824304
CNDRA Signs MOU With Local NGOs
Efforts to decentralize the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) has gone one step further, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six local Non-Governmental Organizations. This will lead to the implementation of the CNDRA’s decentralization efforts in Liberia. The NGOs which signed the MoU include; Empowerment Rehabilitation Services (ERS), Foundation for All Ages Liberia FAAL), and Liberia Education Action for Development (LEAD). Others are; Liberia Peace Building Network (LIPNET), National Foundation Against Poverty & Disease (NAFAPD) and Sustainable Livelihood Promoters Programme (SLPP). During the signing ceremony, CNDRA Director of Programs and Projects Henry G. Swaray said the local NGO’S currently operating in Sinoe, Grand Bassa, Nimba, Lofa, Grand Gedeh, and Grand Cape Mount counties will engage the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGHSP), for possible grant to construct local CNDRA facilities to enhance decentralization of the National Archives. Mr. Swaray explained that the local NGO’S connect local government officials to facilitate the provision of adequate and accessible land spaces in the shortlisted counties to be used for the project and upon completion of the project, the main buildings, other structures equipment and furniture’s, as part of the completed GGHSP application form becomes properties of the Government of Liberia (CNDRA). He added that ‘’the NGO’S will work along with the CNDRA to ensure appropriate arrangements for timely delivery of project materials, based on GGHSP requirements and guidelines’’ he added. Speaking on behalf of the six local NGO’S, Mr. Z. Elijah Whapoe, Founder of the Liberia Education Action for Development (LEAD) thanked leadership of CNDRA Director General C. Neileh Daitouah for affording such opportunity to Liberian NGO’S. Only few private and public institutions of government prioritize or grant proposals from local groups to implement major projects in rural Liberia, he said. Mr. Whapoe promised that in the case of unforeseen circumstances like underestimation of cost of materials during the implementation period, the local NGO’S will underwrite all additional cost arising thereof. The National Archives Director General C. Neileh Daitouah admonished representatives of the local NGO’S to work in the interest of Liberia saying Liberia is all we have. He also calls for accountability and transparency describing it as the hallmark of the project when approved by partner. The CNDRA Boss noted, “If we succeed in the building of the local Archives centers in the counties, children will also have access to library for studies and research purposes.” CNDRA is an institution of government that is among others cloth with the statutory mandate to register and process marriage certificate, legal instruments, administrative authorizations and is as well the custodian of all national documents and records.
STATEMENT BY C. NEILEH DAITOUAH, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AGENCY/NATIONAL ARCHIVES ON THE OCCASION OF THE OBSERVANCE OF THE FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) DAY-            AUGUST 10, 2018
FELLOW COLLEAGUES, MEMBER OF THE PRESS. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I BRING YOU GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES ON BEHALF OF THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AGENCY, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, ON THE OBSERVANCE OF THIS FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTIC DAY HELD IN LIBERIA UNDER THE GLOBAL THEME: PROMOTING INNOVATIVE UNIVERSAL CIVIL RESGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BETTER LIVES. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, IS VERY PLEASED TO BE A PART OF GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA, MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES, INVITED BY YOU, TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS HISTORIC OBSERVANCE OF THE FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) DAY IN LIBERIA; AS WELL AS, OTHER MEMBER STATES OF THE AFRICAN UNION (A.U), ON THIS 10TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2018- IN THE CITY OF MONROVIA. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS INDEED WITH GREAT PLEASURE AND A PLEASANT DUTY FOR ME TO SPEAK TO YOU ON THE TOPIC: WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATES. FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT IS IMPORTANT TO STATE WHAT IS MARRIAGE? • MAGGIAGE IS THE CEREMONY BY WHICH A MAN AND WOMAN BECOMES HUSBAND AND WIFE. GOD ALMIGHTY INSTITUTED MARRIAGE INTENDED FOR A MAN AND WOMAN TO REMAIN MARRIED AS LONG THEY BOTH SHOULD LIVE. LET ME PROVIDE YOU WITH THE EMERGENCE OF MARRIAGE FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT (EPHISIAN 5:31), WHICH STATES: “FOR THIS REASON A MAN WILL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND UNITE WITH HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE”; WHICH ALSO IS THE BEGINNING OF FAMILY LIFE. THEREFORE, THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES CANNOT BE OVER EMPHASIZED DUE TO THE FACT, IT IS A LEGAL INSTRUMENT OR TOOL USED TO SUBSTANTIATES AND VILIDATES A MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMAN IN KEEPPING WITH LAW. BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES IN CONTEMPORARY TIME, NO MARRIAGE CAN BE OFFICIATED WITHOUT MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, BY EITHER AN ORDAINED CLERGY, JUDGE OF CIRCUIT COURT, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND MAGISTRATE. • DIVORCE IS THE UNDESIRED ENDING OR DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE BETWEEN HUSBND AND WIFE AS DECLARED BY A COURT OF LAW. THEREFORE, DIVORCE CERTIFICATE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS THE INSTRUMENT OR TOOL BY LAW WHICH ESTABLISHES AND SUBSTANTIATES THE END OR DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE. WITHOUT DIVORCE CERTIFICATE, NO MARRIAGE CAN BE BROUGHT TO AN END OR CONSIDERED BROKEN. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENETLEMEN, IN VIEW THEREOF, LET ME STATE THAT MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATES ARE IMPORTANT INSTRUMENT TO CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BETTER LIVES. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENETLEMENT, IN CONSIDERATION THEREOF, HOWEVER, I HAVE THE DISTINCT HONOR TO INFORM YOU ABOUT ROLE THE NATIONAL ARCHVES HAVE TO PLAY IN THE COLLECTION, PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF VITAL STATISTICS TO POSITIVELY IMPACT GOOD GOVERNANCE IN LIBERIA. PLEASE JOIN ME AS TOGETHER WE EXPLORE THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WITH REGARD TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS, SPECIFICALLY, AS IT RELATES TO THEIR COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES/LICENSES ISSUANCE AS WELL AS DIVORCEMENT REGISTRATION. THESE VITAL DOCUMENTS NEED BE TREATED CAREFULLY, RESPECTFULLY, AND WITH DIGNITY. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES SHARE GREATLY THIS RESPONSIBILITY AND IS COMMENTED TO PLAYING HER ROLE. THE ARCHIVES SERVE AS A RESOVOIR AND POWERHOUSE FOR THE TRANSMITTION OF VITAL INFORMATION TO SATIFY THE DEMAND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES. IT ALSO SERVES AS A HOST THAT PROVIDES SHELTER FOR THE LONG TERM PRESERVATION OF IMPORTANT RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. IT KEEPS, PROTECTS, AND PROMOTES THE NATIONAL IDENTITY AND PRIDE OF OUR PEOPLE. FINALLY, IT IS THE LIVING MEMORY FOR THE PAST, PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE HERITAGE OF THE NATION. NOW THEREFORE, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTION, MANGEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS, ESPECIALLY, VITAL STATISTICAL RECORDS, CANNOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. THIS IS WHY THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IS CENTRAL AND CARDINAL WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, PRESERVATION, AND USAGE FOR VITAL STATISTICAL RECORD SYSTEM IN PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE. THIS PUNCTUATES, AND UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR GOOD RECORD KEEPING PRACTICES TO BE OBSERVED BY ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIIONS. GOOD RECORD KEEPING HELPS TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND GOOD GOVERNANCE; WHILE POOR RECORDS KEEPING PROMOTES CORRUPTION, BAD GOVERNANCE, AND DEPRIVES CITIZENS ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND EDUCATION. TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BE FULLY CAPACITATED AND SUPPORTED TO ACHIEVE THIS VITAL NATIIONAL GOAL. THIS REQUIRES THAT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BE EQUIPPED LOGISTICALLY, INFRASTRUCTORALLY, AND FINANCIALLY TO SUPPORT THE MUCH NEEDED HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING, AND PROMOTE COORDINATION AND MUTUAL COOPERATION WITH RELATED VITAL STATISTICAL INSTITUTIONS. THE SUCCESS OF THIS WILL REST SQUARELY UPON LEGISLATIVE POWER TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE TO VITAL STATISTICAL REGULATIIONS AND CONTROL. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLESMEN, IT IS NECESSARY THAT INSTITUTIONAL LEADERS AND ADMINISTRATIONS ADOPT AN INNOVATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO ASSISTING NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SOLVE THE CHALLENGES FACED IN PROMOTING CIVIL REGISTRATION AND AN EFFECTIVE VITAL STATISTICAL SYSTEM TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THEIR CITIZENS THEREBY PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE NATIONALLY, AND UNIVERSALLY. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I ASSURE YOU THAT WITH THE NECESSARY SUPPORT AND COOPERATION, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES STANDS READY TO COOPERATE WITH RELEVENT GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS NOBLE INSTITUTION. IN MANY LIBERIAN ETHICS THERE IS A SIMPLE, BUT PROFOUND SAYING. “THE PERSONS WHO DOES NOT REMEMBER IS NOT A HUMAN BEING.” LET ALL OF US TODAY RESOLVE TO EQUIP AND SUPPORT OUR NATIONAL ARCHIVES SO THAT IT KEEPS THE RECORDS OF OUR LIBERIAN HERITAGE CONSTANTLY FRESH BEFORE US, AND CONVEY TO GENERATIONS UNBORN THE NOBLE ACHIEVEMNTS OF THEIR ANCESTORS. WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS – LET US NEVER FORGET TO REMEMBER! THANK YOU.
STATEMENT BY C. NEILEH DAITOUAH, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AGENCY/NATIONAL ARCHIVES ON THE OCCASION OF THE OBSERVANCE OF THE FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) DAY-            AUGUST 10, 2018
FELLOW COLLEAGUES, MEMBER OF THE PRESS. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I BRING YOU GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES ON BEHALF OF THE CENTER FOR NATIONAL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AGENCY, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, ON THE OBSERVANCE OF THIS FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTIC DAY HELD IN LIBERIA UNDER THE GLOBAL THEME: PROMOTING INNOVATIVE UNIVERSAL CIVIL RESGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BETTER LIVES. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, IS VERY PLEASED TO BE A PART OF GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA, MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES, INVITED BY YOU, TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS HISTORIC OBSERVANCE OF THE FIRST CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS (CRVS) DAY IN LIBERIA; AS WELL AS, OTHER MEMBER STATES OF THE AFRICAN UNION (A.U), ON THIS 10TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2018- IN THE CITY OF MONROVIA. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS INDEED WITH GREAT PLEASURE AND A PLEASANT DUTY FOR ME TO SPEAK TO YOU ON THE TOPIC: WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATES. FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT IS IMPORTANT TO STATE WHAT IS MARRIAGE? • MAGGIAGE IS THE CEREMONY BY WHICH A MAN AND WOMAN BECOMES HUSBAND AND WIFE. GOD ALMIGHTY INSTITUTED MARRIAGE INTENDED FOR A MAN AND WOMAN TO REMAIN MARRIED AS LONG THEY BOTH SHOULD LIVE. LET ME PROVIDE YOU WITH THE EMERGENCE OF MARRIAGE FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT (EPHISIAN 5:31), WHICH STATES: “FOR THIS REASON A MAN WILL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND UNITE WITH HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE”; WHICH ALSO IS THE BEGINNING OF FAMILY LIFE. THEREFORE, THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES CANNOT BE OVER EMPHASIZED DUE TO THE FACT, IT IS A LEGAL INSTRUMENT OR TOOL USED TO SUBSTANTIATES AND VILIDATES A MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMAN IN KEEPPING WITH LAW. BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES IN CONTEMPORARY TIME, NO MARRIAGE CAN BE OFFICIATED WITHOUT MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES, BY EITHER AN ORDAINED CLERGY, JUDGE OF CIRCUIT COURT, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND MAGISTRATE. • DIVORCE IS THE UNDESIRED ENDING OR DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE BETWEEN HUSBND AND WIFE AS DECLARED BY A COURT OF LAW. THEREFORE, DIVORCE CERTIFICATE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS THE INSTRUMENT OR TOOL BY LAW WHICH ESTABLISHES AND SUBSTANTIATES THE END OR DISSOLUTION OF A MARRIAGE BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE. WITHOUT DIVORCE CERTIFICATE, NO MARRIAGE CAN BE BROUGHT TO AN END OR CONSIDERED BROKEN. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENETLEMEN, IN VIEW THEREOF, LET ME STATE THAT MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATES ARE IMPORTANT INSTRUMENT TO CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND BETTER LIVES. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENETLEMENT, IN CONSIDERATION THEREOF, HOWEVER, I HAVE THE DISTINCT HONOR TO INFORM YOU ABOUT ROLE THE NATIONAL ARCHVES HAVE TO PLAY IN THE COLLECTION, PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF VITAL STATISTICS TO POSITIVELY IMPACT GOOD GOVERNANCE IN LIBERIA. PLEASE JOIN ME AS TOGETHER WE EXPLORE THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WITH REGARD TO PUBLIC RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS, SPECIFICALLY, AS IT RELATES TO THEIR COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES/LICENSES ISSUANCE AS WELL AS DIVORCEMENT REGISTRATION. THESE VITAL DOCUMENTS NEED BE TREATED CAREFULLY, RESPECTFULLY, AND WITH DIGNITY. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES SHARE GREATLY THIS RESPONSIBILITY AND IS COMMENTED TO PLAYING HER ROLE. THE ARCHIVES SERVE AS A RESOVOIR AND POWERHOUSE FOR THE TRANSMITTION OF VITAL INFORMATION TO SATIFY THE DEMAND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES. IT ALSO SERVES AS A HOST THAT PROVIDES SHELTER FOR THE LONG TERM PRESERVATION OF IMPORTANT RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. IT KEEPS, PROTECTS, AND PROMOTES THE NATIONAL IDENTITY AND PRIDE OF OUR PEOPLE. FINALLY, IT IS THE LIVING MEMORY FOR THE PAST, PRESENT, AND THE FUTURE HERITAGE OF THE NATION. NOW THEREFORE, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTION, MANGEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC RECORDS, ESPECIALLY, VITAL STATISTICAL RECORDS, CANNOT BE UNDERESTIMATED. THIS IS WHY THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IS CENTRAL AND CARDINAL WHEN IT COMES TO THE COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT, PRESERVATION, AND USAGE FOR VITAL STATISTICAL RECORD SYSTEM IN PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE. THIS PUNCTUATES, AND UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR GOOD RECORD KEEPING PRACTICES TO BE OBSERVED BY ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIIONS. GOOD RECORD KEEPING HELPS TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND GOOD GOVERNANCE; WHILE POOR RECORDS KEEPING PROMOTES CORRUPTION, BAD GOVERNANCE, AND DEPRIVES CITIZENS ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND EDUCATION. TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BE FULLY CAPACITATED AND SUPPORTED TO ACHIEVE THIS VITAL NATIIONAL GOAL. THIS REQUIRES THAT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES BE EQUIPPED LOGISTICALLY, INFRASTRUCTORALLY, AND FINANCIALLY TO SUPPORT THE MUCH NEEDED HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING, AND PROMOTE COORDINATION AND MUTUAL COOPERATION WITH RELATED VITAL STATISTICAL INSTITUTIONS. THE SUCCESS OF THIS WILL REST SQUARELY UPON LEGISLATIVE POWER TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE TO VITAL STATISTICAL REGULATIIONS AND CONTROL. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLESMEN, IT IS NECESSARY THAT INSTITUTIONAL LEADERS AND ADMINISTRATIONS ADOPT AN INNOVATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO ASSISTING NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SOLVE THE CHALLENGES FACED IN PROMOTING CIVIL REGISTRATION AND AN EFFECTIVE VITAL STATISTICAL SYSTEM TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THEIR CITIZENS THEREBY PROMOTING GOOD GOVERNANCE NATIONALLY, AND UNIVERSALLY. DISTINGUISHED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I ASSURE YOU THAT WITH THE NECESSARY SUPPORT AND COOPERATION, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES STANDS READY TO COOPERATE WITH RELEVENT GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS NOBLE INSTITUTION. IN MANY LIBERIAN ETHICS THERE IS A SIMPLE, BUT PROFOUND SAYING. “THE PERSONS WHO DOES NOT REMEMBER IS NOT A HUMAN BEING.” LET ALL OF US TODAY RESOLVE TO EQUIP AND SUPPORT OUR NATIONAL ARCHIVES SO THAT IT KEEPS THE RECORDS OF OUR LIBERIAN HERITAGE CONSTANTLY FRESH BEFORE US, AND CONVEY TO GENERATIONS UNBORN THE NOBLE ACHIEVEMNTS OF THEIR ANCESTORS. WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS – LET US NEVER FORGET TO REMEMBER! THANK YOU.
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