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Nigeria’s Presidential Commission on Small Arms on Learning Visit to Liberia

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first_imgLiNCSA vice chairperson Bennietta T. Jarbo (R), Chairman Fromayan and retired General of the Nigerian Army, Major Olayinka Akinyemi Oshinowo alongside other delegates.-Nigeria hopes to Learn from Liberia’s experienceA 5-man delegation from the office of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, currently serving as the nucleus of the proposed Nigeria National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons, arrived in the country over the weekend for a week long working and experiential learning visit with its counterpart, the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (LiCNSA).James M. Fromayan, chairman of LiNCSA, who spoke to journalists at a press conference in Monrovia yesterday, said the purpose of the delegation’s visit is to do a week long case study that will enable them to transition from a presidential committee on small arms to a national commission on small arms.Chairman Fromayan said as the Nigerian government tries to comply with the ECOWAS convention, which he said aims to establish a national structure that will oversee the management of small arms as regards the proliferation, prevention and eradication of light weapons in that country and the region, they saw it fit to visit Liberia to use it as a case study.According to Fromayan, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana have made significant progress with respect to the standards set by ECOWAS, and with Liberia being one of the countries far ahead in this regard, the Nigerian government considered it prudent to come to Liberia to do a case study, he emphasized.He said over the years Liberia has established a National Commission on Small Arms and has been working very hard to maintain its status by putting in place proper systems and working with national security agencies to ensure that small arms within the region are registered and tracked accordingly.Fromayan re-emphasized that Ghana and Ivory Coast have also made significant progress as well.He said the Nigerian government has a presidential committee on small arms (PRESSCOM) which is in transition to becoming a functional and fully fledged commission. And because Nigeria is determined to make sure that they establish such a body, they decided to come to Liberia, Fromayan declared.“While they are here they will be visiting some key security institutions and some personalities within our society,” he said.He said during the week-long tour Liberia will share experience with their Nigeria counterparts to provide the necessary technical knowledge that will enable them form a full commission on small arms.Meanwhile, a retired General of the Nigerian Army, Olayinka Akinyemi Oshinowo, who is heading the five-man delegation, lauded the government of government for its efforts to successfully establish a capable commission.General Oshinowo said he was so impressed with the level of work being done by LiNCSA and based on that it was important for them to visit Liberia to understand the technical aspects on how Liberia has made such significant progress in the prevention of the proliferation of small arms that Nigeria can learn from and adopt.“We actually choose to come to Liberia because we knew that Liberia has been through bad times before in terms of arms circulation during the country’s civil conflict and now is a time we must start learning from Liberia.“We are here to know the processes and the challenges you went through and the prospects, and how we will be able to interface with the government and other international organizations in the process of carrying out our assignments,” he said.Oshinowo also stated that small arms and light weapons are like weapons of mass destruction, “because a single arm can create a lot of problems and as such we need to make sure that we get these out of the region. I hope that for this one week that we are going to stay here, there will be a lot that will be learned.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PM Says Jamaica Trade Information Portal Will Improve Ease of Doing Business

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first_imgStory Highlights The Prime Minister noted that easily accessible and manipulated information is critical to trade and improving Jamaica’s business environment, adding that the marketing and advertising of the portal is crucial, so that more persons will utilise it once its goes live, instead of being “heavily reliant on picking up the phone and calling someone”.Mr. Holness said the design and creation of the portal is a very important step towards transitioning Jamaica to a digital society.“In doing that transition, it is absolutely important that there is integration with all the ministries and all the services, because, inevitably, the services that Government provides will be more and more virtual in nature, rather than physical, and the population needs to get used to this idea that information is going to be served to everyone and you will have to be information literate to be able to navigate the information,” he said.The Prime Minister said that as a society, “we have not yet totally embraced information technology, and the transformation to a digital society will take some time.”Meanwhile, Chief Information Officer, Jamaica Trade Board, Carl Morgan, informed that while registration is not a requirement to use the portal, customers who register will be notified once changes are made or additional information is updated to the portal.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (second left), listens to a point being made by Team Lead, Jamaica Trade Information Portal, and Associate Director, ECORYS, UK, Trevor O’Reagan (sixth left), as he provides an update on the Jamaica Trade Information Portal, at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew, on April 26. Also listening are Director, Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives, Merle Donaldson (left), and representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries; Jamaica Trade Information Portal Project, Trade Board Limited and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA). The portal is expected to go live on May 16, 2019 and will be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. It can be accessed at www.jamaicatradeportal.gov.jm. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Jamaica Trade Information Portal will significantly improve the ease of doing business in the country, while creating an environment that facilitates greater trading opportunities. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Jamaica Trade Information Portal will significantly improve the ease of doing business in the country, while creating an environment that facilitates greater trading opportunities.With this portal, Jamaica will have a single authoritative trade information source for businesses to easily access information they need at any time. It will be managed by the Trade Board Limited (TBL).The portal is expected to go live on May 16, 2019 and will be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. It can be accessed at www.jamaicatradeportal.gov.jm.The Prime Minister was given an update on the portal at his offices in St. Andrew on April 26, from members of the implementation team.“Trade across borders was one of the lowest scores in our ease of doing business and I have been speaking about it for a long time, and I am happy to see that there is a tangible move on the part of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to have this done,” Mr. Holness said.Team Lead, Jamaica Trade Information Portal, and Associate Director, ECORYS, UK, Trevor O’Reagan, speaks about the Jamaica Trade Information Portal, at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew, on April 26. The portal is expected to go live on May 16, 2019, and will be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. It can be accessed at: www.jamaicatradeportal.gov.jm With this portal, Jamaica will have a single authoritative trade information source for businesses to easily access information they need at any time. It will be managed by the Trade Board Limited (TBL). Team Lead, Jamaica Trade Information Portal, and Associate Director, ECORYS, UK, Trevor O’Reagan, noted that information was received from approximately 34 ministries, departments and agencies to populate the portal.For his part, President, Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA), Metry Seaga, gave a commitment that he would be encouraging members of his association to utilise the portal.The Jamaica Trade Information Portal project was launched last year during a joint ceremony of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.It will provide Jamaican export and import businesses with the commercial responsiveness and agility they need to become more competitive in the global market.The portal aims to provide transparency and predictability of trade procedures, increase compliance levels as well as reduce the cost of doing business for traders.In turn, Jamaica will satisfy its transparency obligations under Article 1 of the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Trade Facilitation, which deals with making information available through the Internet.The project is being funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank Group and executed by a team of consultants from the ECORYS and Lumin consortium.The portal will bring export and import-related regulatory information and step-by-step guidance on a single platform to allow traders, investors and consumers a smoother interface with the regulatory and procedural steps needed to facilitate their businesses, ultimately driving collective economic growth.The Jamaica Trade Information Portal will be connected to the Government’s portal www.gov.jm.last_img read more