Death Snatches longest serving LIPA Staff
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration has again suffered a major blow as death has snatched away its longest serving staff Mr. Budu Sherman.
Mr. Budu Sherman died in Monrovia on June 2, 2016 following a protracted period of illness. The late Mr. Sherman served LIPA for over twenty-three years in various capacities including Supervising Clerk, Budget Officer, Personnel Director, Director of Administration, Acting Director General, Director of Institutional Planning, Resource Management & Budget and lastly before his death Director of Finance & Budget at LIPA.
The Late Budu Sherman was a very resourceful, humble and quiet staff during work period at LIPA and will dearly be missed.
The board of Directors, Director General, Administration and Staff of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration, LIPA will dearly miss this outstanding Staff and want to extend deepest condolences to his family for their irreparable loss.
REST IN PEACE BUDU!
(Monrovia, Liberia, June1, 2016) The Alternative Media Forum has honored LIPA’s Director General, Honorable Oblayon Blayon Nyemah Sr. According to the group’s National Coordinator Martin Blayon, the recognition of Hon. Nyemah is a result of the meaningful contributions he has made towards Liberia’s rebuilding process.
Mr. Blayon said Hon. Nyemah over the past years has provided Liberians the opportunity to build their capacity at LIPA. He noted that LIPA through D.G. Nyemah has been able to train Liberians both in the Public and Private Sectors to prepare for the job market.
Responding to the honor, the LIPA's Boss, Hon. Nyemah appreciated the group for the recognition, noting that he was grateful for such honor.
He commended the group for recounting all of those contributions he has made towards the growth and development of Liberia.
The brief honoring ceremony coincided with the 48th Birth Anniversary of D.G. Nyemah that was held on Wednesday, May18, 2016 at LIPA premises in Mamba Point.
(Monrovia, Liberia, June 9, 2016) The Governance and Economic Management Support Project ( GEMS ) has done an overview of its end of project in Liberia with LIPA given more focus in the Report.
The GEMS project which focuses on Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) is intended to enhance effective accountability and inclusive governance in these Public Institutions, thereby enabling them to perform their targeted Public Sector functions.
About seventeen Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) including LIPA are beneficiaries of the GEMS project in Liberia which has just ended.
Providing an overview of the-End of Project at a one day symposium held at the Monrovia City Hall on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, USAID GEMS Chief of Party Victoria Cooper-Enchia said her organization objective to support LIPA is to enable the Institute provide quality capacity building services to its clients.
She noted that LIPA ability to build capacity in the Public Sector is critical in sustaining the many reforms Government has embarked on towards achieving the objective of the Agenda for Transformation.
The USAID GEMS COP said as part of her organization partnership with LIPA, was able to conduct a perception survey of the Institute’s Trainees and Supervisors, which according to her has produced positive results.
She noted that in 2010 and 2011 the enrollment of Participants at the Institution was around two hundred, adding that between 2012 and 2013 the number was increased to nine hundred Participants.
(Monrovia, Liberia, May 24, 2016) Staff of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) have benefited from a one day session on Work and Performance Planning of the Institute. The training conducted by LIPA and supported by USAID GEMS, was held on Thursday, May12, 2016 at the Rose Garden Plaza on Crown Hill Monrovia.
The training which was intended to improve performance and increase productivity among staff of LIPA, brought together both junior and senior staff of the Institute. During the workshop, the Participants were asked to group themselves according to Department to come up with the Annual Work Plan of their various departments, which will be incorporated into the Institute’s Annual work plan.
Making remarks during the workshop, USAID GEMS Chief of Party, Mrs. Victoria Cooper-Enchia, said with the level of support her organization has given LIPA, she will be happy to see the Institution begin to implement those programs that were put into place by GEMS.
She said for LIPA to be able to achieve the objectives of its Annual Work Plan, there is a need for individual Staffers to begin developing annual performance plan in their various departments or units.
The USAID GEMS Chief of Party has meanwhile challenged the Management of LIPA to do everything possible so as to achieve the objective of the Institute's Annual Work Plan before the end of 2016.
For his part LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah Sr, expressed gratitude to USAID GEMS for the support it has given LIPA over the last four years. He said as Gems is finally closing down on its project, training of such nature will help LIPA to do its work independently.
The LIPA Director General also used the occasion to encourage participants to work harder in order to achieve the objective for which the Institute was established.
(Monrovia, Liberia, June 9, 2016) The Management of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has paid tribute to one of its senior staff who passed away on May 12, 2016 at the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville.
Mr. Milton Y. Benneh who served LIPA for twenty unbroken years, died following a period of illness.
Prior to his death, Mr. Benneh served the Institution in key positions including Director of Personnel and Training Specialist among others.
Paying tribute on behalf of LIPA at the funeral service held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in sinkor, Monrovia, Director General Oblayon Nyemah said the death of Mr. Benneh is a loss not only to the family but to the entire Institution.
Director General Oblayon Nyemah described the late Milton Y. Benneh as quiet and kind, saying he was always working in the interest of the Public and his fellow work mates.
Also paying tribute, the President of the Staff Association of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration Mr. Jacob Davies, on behalf of the Association, expressed condolence to the bereaved family and urged them to take courage in the Lord.The LIPASA President also noted that as Christians we should always put our trust in God.
(Monrovia, Liberia, June 9, 2016) The Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah has commended the Governance and Economic Management Support Project (USAID GEMS) for its numerous support to the Institution.
Hon. Nyemah Commendation was contained in speech delivered on the Occasion Marking the End-of Project Symposium of the organization on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Monrovia City Hall.
He said since its collaboration with LIPA USAID GEMS continues to demonstrate that good will, ensuring that the process of making the Institute an efficient Management Development Institute is realized.
The LIPA Boss however mentioned few of the many support USAID GEMS provided to the Institute since their collaboration.
He said GEMS as part of its support to LIPA was instrumental in advocating for the appointment of a Board of Directors at the Institute
The LIPA Director General furthered that GEMS among others, also developed and supported the implementation of strategies aimed at enhancing the understanding and operation of LIPA’s Mandate, Vision, Mission and Values.
(Monrovia, Liberia, June1, 2016) A modern ID card processing machine worth over $3,000.00 USD has been donated to LIPA by USAID GEMS.
At the presentation ceremony recently in the office of Director-General, witnessed by members of LIPA Management and senior staff,. LIPA Director General Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah appreciated USAID GEMS for the gesture, saying that the initiative by the organization will go a long way in enhancing the services provided by the Institute to both Public and Civil Servants. The equipment will help save the Institute from spending extra funds to print ID cards for its employees and afford Participants undergoing training at the Institution the opportunity to be properly identified.
The LIPA Boss also recounted the many contributions USAID GEMS have made to the Institute over the years. The organization, USAID-GEMS, as part of its partnership to LIPA, donated several computers, printers and other equipment to LIPA to enhance its work.
(Monrovia, Liberia, June 9, 2016) The Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah is calling on Government and all Liberians to support capacity building in the country.
The LIPA Director General who served as Keynote speaker on the Scholarship launch of the Center for the Promotion of Intellectual Development (CENPID) on Friday, May 20, 2016 said in order for the initiative to be successful, capacity building efforts need to be given the requisite priority and taken as a national ownership and demand driven quality of Development.
Speaking on the Topic: Capacity Building: A Key Component of National Development.” Director General Nyemah admonished beneficiaries to take their studies serious so as to contribute to the upliftment of their institution and Liberia in general.
The LIPA Boss also encouraged them to make use of the opportunity that are given them through these scholarships so as to help develop their academic and individual skills.
Director General Nyemah at the same time, appreciated the CENPID leadership for their farsightedness in organizing this scholarship fund raising program, and assured the organization of LIPA continuous support towards these kinds of undertakings.
He further assured beneficiaries of LIPA’s commitment in developing them professionally in their chosen fields of studies. Director General Nyemah as part of LIPA commitment to building the capacity of Liberians contributed One hundred United States dollars to the fund drive, and awarded three scholarships to CENPID members who are interested in enrolling at LIPA.
(Monrovia, Liberia, April 5, 2016) A two man LIPA team headed by the DDG-A has concluded a one day assessment visit at the Institute’s proposed future Home site in Doemah’s Town, Lower Margibi County along the Robert’s Field High Way. The team head, Deputy Director General for Administration, Mrs. Florence G. Dukuly had gone to the site along with USAID Engineers and five other local construction Firms including the West Construction Company, to do assessment of the site.
The 25 acres of land which was purchased under the Administration of the late Professor Harold J. Monger is expected to host the construction of a National Capacity Development Center.
When constructed, the National Capacity Development Center will be on par with other Management Development Institutes across the sub region.