This morning's plenary session was opened by H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minster and Minster of Energy and Industry, State of Qatar. His Excellency stated Qatar's belief that promoting transparency in the extractives industry is of paramount importance in ensuring that natural resources wealth is translated into economic and social development for resource-rich countries. He assured the session of Qatar's strong support for the EITI.
Liberia EITI has put out a tender for EITI Reconciler. In the tender they write:
The LEITI seeks to contract an auditing firm, as an Independent Administrator to be responsible for auditing payments, reconciling data to be provided by all forestry, mining, and oil companies operating in Liberia, and the corresponding revenues data to be provided by the Ministry of Finance and all other relevant agencies of the Government of Liberia.
Dr Peter Eigen, Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria this week to recognise and encourage the progress being made towards the EITI standard. Like so many in the region, these countries are characterised by violence, corruption and poverty, as well as an abundance of natural resources. This paradox is often called the resource curse. To help address this paradox, each of the countries has committed itself to implement the EITI,
BAKOU, LE 15 OCTOBRE 2009 – Le Conseil d’administration de l’ITIE (Initiative pour la transparence dans les industries extractives) a organisé sa 10e réunion à Bakou, en Azerbaïdjan, du 14 au 15 octobre 2009. Au cours de cette réunion, le Conseil d’administration a désigné le Libéria comme pays conforme à l'ITIE, déclarant : « le Conseil d’administration félicite le gouvernement du Libéria et toutes les autres parties prenantes quant aux progrès admirables qui ont été réalisés dans la mise en œuvre de l’
On Friday, 10 July 2009, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, signed into law the Act Establishing the Liberia EITI. The President's signature means the Act is now effective.The LEITI Act is only the second dedicated piece of EITI legislation (following the NEITI Act in Nigeria), though many implementing countries have issued presidential or ministerial decrees or have amended existing legislation to establish a legal framework for the initiative.The LEITI Act requires that all government age
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on her visit to Liberia that President Sirleaf's administration is taking action to increase transparency with a strong Anti-Corruption Commission at the center of efforts to rebuild from years of civil war.
"Today, Liberia is a model of successful transition from conflict to post-conflict, from lawlessness to democracy, from despair to hope," said Hillary Clinton. "In the last three years, the people of this country have been working to promote reform,
MONROVIA, 8 OCTOBER 2009 - Liberia has taken giant steps towards complying with the global standard for transparent management of revenues from its extractive industries under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). In Monrovia, the Chairman of the EITI, Peter Eigen, congratulated the Government, the private sector in the extractive industries, and activists of civil society, who have together accomplished what he described as an incredible job in implementing the EITI standard.