New NHA Managing Director Request Projects, Payroll, Financial Control Audits

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NHA Managing Director Duannah Siryon institutes measures to ensure Robust Customer Service

Institutes 21st Century Technology, Robust Customer Service intended for efficiency 

The newly-appointed Managing Director at the National Housing Authority (NHA), Duannah Siryon, has requested that the General Auditing Commission (GAC) conduct a comprehensive audit of the entity, a release has said.

According o the release issued yesterday, quoted Siryon as saying that he has asked the GAC to audit the entity from fiscal year 2013 to January 30, 2018.

“We want to know the status of the NHA regarding all projects that the entity had carried out from 2013, along with payroll audit, so that we know every employee is receiving his/her just salary and benefits,” Siryon said.

He admitted that the NHA has received a Draft General Audit report from the General Auditing Commission, comprising FY2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016; but he has asked the GAC for an extended audit that covers up to FY2017 period.

He said the audit report received covers NHA’s financial control analysis, which his administration is reviewing while at the same time has requested for an extended coverage.

Siryon also revealed an introduction of an NHA’s biometric time sheet tracking system, intended to ensure that employees give their best to the entity.

“In a government that is guided by a pro-poor agenda,” Siryon said, “it is necessary for employees of the NHA to become conscious of their responsibilities to the entity and to the Liberian people.”

He added that his administration is introducing new measures that will include a robust customer service practice. Siryon promised to introduce a new and interactive NHA’s website that would contain documents about how clients could identify various NHA’s lands before illegal purchase.

“We will be going digital,” Siryon said. “We want our people to have easy access to our website and to get the necessary information that can help them to make informed decisions about their investments.”

The release quoted Siryon as saying that NHA’s development partners would underwrite the cost of the new measures at NHA.

“In this pro-poor environment,” Siryon said, “we are making sure that our development partners provide us the means, and I am to state that we have received cooperation in that respect.”

He said because of the poor financial standing of the country, “We are making sure that our actions are strategic and don’t bring an additional financial burden on the government.”

Meanwhile, the release quoted Siryon as saying that his administration will reshuffle employees, to make them more effective and marketable in their areas of specialization.

“What we are saying is that, for example, an employee in another department can be sent to a different department where he/she can have a crash course that could be added on the individual’s curriculum vitae, which is an added bonus for the individual for both internal and external promotion,” Siryon said.

“Except otherwise, we don’t intend to fire any employee. This reshuffle exercise should not be misconstrued as a witch-hunt” he said. “We want our employees to be diversified on the job, which will increase their chances for promotion in the future. Employees should be an asset and not a liability to the taxpayers,” he concluded.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Sir, Congrats, in your new position, however, I really do not see how the reshuffle exercise could improve the present employee work, if he/she has been specialized in this area, and take an area where he/she has no acknowledge; because, I feel that NHA is a technical entity. Will you take an architect or a city planner and make he/her an office manager? I think the employee should be given an opportunity to acquire more skills in he/her area of expertise. Such as taking short-term local and international courses.

  2. Well done Mr.siryon for that good writing document, saying it is an other thing but doing it is an other thing.Thanks for the new Rural department.
    I will recommend the following
    1.RURAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR:
    This Position need a Professional person that have the experience in Project propose writing.I mean a Rural Developer.

    2.PROJECT COORDINATOR
    The national Housing Authority need a delegated and experience Project Developments Unit.This Position should be a open vacancy.Where people will apply for.

    This effective department will help create housing program, such as mortgages. The mortgage program will help you pay your employees and generate funds for the government,and also create job and best of all help in paying your worker that is not on payroll.And also provide housing unit for the low and middle income citizen.The Long live the Pro-Poor Agenda.

    3.CAPICITY BUILDING:
    Thank for the level of employing more people in the NHA.In other to have a professional team,you most have more people employ.All I think you can do now is for you to up grade the education statue.From degree to skill level.You need to write for LIBERIA INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (LIPA).Government training institute, locate mama point.when you train the workers.you will develop a Professional team for all workers in NHA.

    4.ENGAGEMENT OF FIVE(5) POPULATED:
    The NHA should engage the five(5)populated counties for low and middle income Housing units.such Nimba,Lofa,Grand Bassa,Margibi,Bong,and Monsterrado.If you have good and effective Project management Director.If this is done from now to the end of the first 6years.There will be a victory celebration for second terms… More recommendations to come.Thanks for your hard work and greater TRANSFORMATION OF NHA GOING TO AN OTHER MINISTRIES LEVEL….
    CONTINUE TO WORK ALONG WITH YOUR FIVE(5)YEARS STRATEGIC PLAN.THE PRO- POOR AGENDA OF OUR BELOVE PRESIDENT DR.GEORGE MANNEH WEAH DEPENDS ON YOU PEOPLE AS STATE ACTORS…”FOR THE SAKE OF THE PEOPLE,HE STRUGGGLE MOST END”.

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