-With Call For Budgetary Support
By R. Joyclyn Wea
The Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) has launched its first news magazine under the theme: “United Nations and Liberia: a long journey of partnership.”
This is intended to showcase Liberia’s role and meaningful contributions as, she partnership with the United Nations and unveiled programs and plans of the CNDRA aimed at improving and modernizing the preservation machinery of the CNDRA for better service delivery and easy access to information when needed.
The Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) or national archives is the foundation and national mirror that provides direction as to where the country were yesterday, where it is today to where they wish to go as a nation.
The CNDRA is one of the vital components of the government of Liberia with the statutory mandate to preserve and maintain the national heritage and constantly remind the leadership of the Republic of Liberia of the pasts for informed decision making.
As manifestation of the CNDRA being the foundation and national mirror of Liberia, upon which the CNDRA’s news magazine is launched, to create a platform that will look back and provide sober reflection on Liberia’s longstanding partnership with the United Nations since its formation and emerging from the League of Nations.
Speaking at the launching ceremony on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in Sinkor, CNDRA Director General, C. Neileh Daitouah noted that the launch of the CNDRA’s News Magazine is significant in that, it is the first since the establishment of the Archives by an Act of National Legislature in 1977.
He emphasized that the launch of the informative, educative and historic news magazine by the CNDRA titled: “Liberia and the United Nations: A Long Journey of Partnership,” is being launched in commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the UN; intended to showcase Liberia’s role and meaningful contributions as she partnership with the United Nations.
“Most importantly, it is to redirect and attract the attention of the government of Liberia and international partners on the agency, and its people for which the requisite budgetary allocation must be allotted thereto for the implementation and support of programs of the modernization of CNDRA,” Daitouah said.
He stressed the need for national government to focus on the CNDRA from a national perspective and more positive direction so as to bring it to standard with other archival institutions in neighboring countries if not the world at large.