The executive director of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) said the entity’s agenda for transformation to provide quality service to the public requires the practice of excellence and professionalism as the hallmarks of efficiency.
Mr. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah Sr. considers capacity-building and adequate preparations for civil servants as the bedrock that would lead to the national development agenda.
“We are charged with the responsibility to build human-capital to meet the national agenda for transformation,” Director Nyemah said.
Mr. Nyemah made these comments in Monrovia at the institution’s recent graduation ceremony held for over 100 active civil servants who completed eight weeks of intensive training.
According to Mr. Nyemah, employees who have properly defined terms of reference for their respective positions can detect some of their shortcomings simply because they have received professional training that has given them the knowledge to deal with such situations.
LIPA is a beneficiary of the International Development Associates (IDA) financial sponsorship through the Liberian Government with a responsibility to modernize public service delivery through the training of government employees.
“Quality learning is found at LIPA and the cost to get a credential from the entity is affordable even for people within the private sector. Our doors are open to the public for inquiries, should there arise doubts,” Mr. Nyemah assured.
Moses Dalieh, a graduate who works at the Ministry of Education, congratulated LIPA for the Appraisal Management Program. He promised to implement what he has learned from the training.
For her part, Mrs. Ramatta Y. Kogar, a nurse who works at the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs, said her achievement at LIPA is considered as an added value to her service, which she believes will be used to efficiently serve her institution.
LIPA has both short and long term training programs that award successful candidates credentials that can be used not only in Liberia but in any part of the world.
During the training, participants learned about organizational goals and objective analysis, writing project proposals and planning.