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REMARKS MADE BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE LIBERIA INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADM

Once again, I am oblige by the call of my sacred duties to state and responsibilities, to perform the onerous task of making special remarks on the occasion of the graduation of our citizens and public servants after several weeks of intensive training at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration. As I have indicated on occasions like these, when the clarion call to state duties require the preparedness of our public servants to discharge their duties with the outmost level of efficiency, dedication and commitment, it behooves upon us a pleasing and fiduciary duty to reiterate that the dictates that are demanded from each one of you, is beyond a certificate, important as it is, but also an encapsulation of that qualification and other rudiments specifically, a renewed mindset and integrity that would engender productivity and the enhancement of your capacities and by extension, the achievements of the goals set by our national individual institutions, and the nation generally.
Permit me to stress that periodic In-service training is always relevant and must remain to ensure a progressive forward march of our country in meeting the demands of a country so visualized by our various national programs to achieve all the vicissitudes of a post-conflict success story. But this cannot be so when we fail to summon around the table adequately prepared public servants, armed with the Pilgrim’s compass and ready to sail beyond the deepest waters no matter how turbulent the winds. Too often in our lives, the obsession is to traverse patronage over quality and competence, ill-consciously ignoring the fact that without a well-prepared and productive public sector, managed by the well-prepared public servants, the nation is doomed, because the economy will pillage, the lives of the people will plummet and a whole visual circle of misfit individuals will emerge, pretending to be managers of the state bureaucracy, but in reality, mere adventurers masquerading the corridors of our national institutions having failed to obtain a minimal training qualification to perform a piece of state function.
This we must abhor as the national capacity building arm of government and this exactly our mission, to build a productive public sector by the conduct of relevant trainings that correspond to the contemporary realities of our time. We as an institution, have the urge to make our nation leapfrog over decades of stagnation and stampede into the future with hope fundamentally and constantly engaging with our public servants, inculcating into their minds the relevant vistas that will move this nation forward. Howbeit, these are not without challenges. We have emphasized over time that, trainings across Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of this Government must be synergized to the extent that LIPA be left alone to perform its statutory mandate. Often, there is a tendency for Ministries, Agencies and Commissions to embark upon self-training and assume the role of training their own staff contrary to our national policy; too often, donor support for training is directed in disconnected ways such that everyone is a trainer and everyone has a trainee. This attitude is adversely affecting our mandate and I must say that there is a need to synchronize all national training programs for the greater good of our country. The potential danger that disjointed trainings pose to our national development initiatives is that it undermines the integrity of our mandate; especially so when the perquisite of our Public Administration rests upon us to provide the compass for the nation to thread on paths that sustain our governance structure and ultimately, our statehood.
Most importantly is the fact that, as the national flagship institution and champion of capacity building, we must be the ones to sanction such trainings with the appropriate accreditation. When other institutions provide trainings, as good as they may see and or appear, they fall below the scope of recognition that a LIPA certified training would otherwise provide in that LIPA operates within the perimeters of a comity of Management Development Institution and by that authority, its trainings are internationally acclaimed and accepted by fellow MDIs. Let me say without apology that the more we realize this reality, the more we will strengthen our Management Development Institution to attract the kind of respect it deserves from our international counterparts. Besides, it is my plea once again to call on the Government that the minimal percentage of 2 percent of the personnel cost of Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government be given to LIPA to conduct In-service trainings of our Public/Civil Servants to enhance quality public service delivery.
I encourage you to go out there and proudly serve as torch bearer of the Institute by exhibiting attributes that reflect the quality of training that you’ve received.

Distinguished Graduates, let me urge you that our trainings will always be relevant to your work. We can assure you of increase in productive undertakings henceforth. Use these certificates as your tool to make your work better and to make our country prosper.

I THANK YOU!
 

OUR DIRECTOR GENERAL
Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah Director General
Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah
FLORENCE GEEGBAE-DUKULY Deputy Director General, Administration
FLORENCE GEEGBAE-DUKULY
Deputy Director General, Administration
Mrs. Jarso Jallah-Saygbe Deputy Director General, Training
Mrs. Jarso Jallah-Saygbe
Deputy Director General, Training
 Profile of Mr. Charles G. R. Jarrett, Sr. Deputy Director General, Research & Consultancy
Profile of Mr. Charles G. R. Jarrett, Sr.
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