LIPA Resumes Second Quarter Training for First Semester 2017
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has resumed the Second Quarter Training for First Semester 2017. The training which begun on Monday, April, 10,2017, offers courses in Public Procurement Management, Project Planning and Management, Internal Audit and Control, Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Financial Management, HR and Performance Management, Public Policy Analysis, Banking and Finance and Public Sector Management.
Other courses offered include: Basic Report Writing, Records Management, Work planning, Performance Management, Customer Service, Public Sector Budgeting, Purchasing and Supply, Public Financial Management Law, Basic Computer and Database, Project Proposal Writing and Legislative Drafting.
The training which runs from April to June 2017, is accommodating over 300 participants from the Public and Private Sectors of Liberia.
Speaking at the formal orientation of the Second quarter Training, LIPA Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development Jarso Jallah Saygbe promised the Participants that the Institute will remain engaged with them throughout the training.
She told Participants that the training they are about to receive will base mainly on the practical than the theoretical aspect.
LIPA Validates Curriculum on Legislative Drafting
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), last Wednesday, April 12,2017 validated a short and long term curriculum on Legislative Drafting course. The one day validation exercise will now set the stage for the teaching of the course by LIPA.
The exercise which was held at the Golden Gate Hotel in Paynesville City outside Monrovia, brought together some of the Nation’s best legal brains including Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, Cllr. Dr. Jallah A. Barbu, and Atty. Kanio Bai Gbala.
The Legislative Drafting course is recommended for Policy makers in both National and County Governments, Public officers involved in drafting Laws and regulations for State Corporations, Commissions and Agencies; Law Enforcement officers, NGOs, and private Institutions among others.
In his closing remarks, the Director General of LIPA Hon. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah said he was happy to be apart of this history making event, especially so when the initiative tends to underscore LIPA’s commitment to executing its statutory mandate effectively.
Hon. Nyemah noted that as a capacity building arm of the government, responsible to improve the administrative performance and professional capabilities of the Public Service, through training, research, consultancy and information services, the burden rest upon the Institute to introduce viable programs towards achieving its mandate.
He said, being the first of its kind in Liberia, LIPA seeks to design this program in the most user friendly package that will preserve the core elements of the training. Hon. Nyemah Noted that the presence of some prominent legal authorities and governing entities at the validation exercise shows the level of seriousness LIPA attaches to the course.
The LIPA Director General said, as Liberia continues on the path of growth of Development it is hoped that participants of the Legislative drafting training would make adequate use of the acquired skills and knowledge.
Also speaking, LIPA Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development Jarso Jallah Saygbe said the need to develop a curriculum on Legislative drafting can not be over emphasized. She acknowledged that a substantial requirement for sustainable national development is a well-functioning, administrative and professional capability of the nation’s manpower in institutions across the country.
LIPA Women Participants in International Women’s Day
Women of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) have participated in activities marking the celebration of this year International Women’s Day. The celebration was held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville from March 7-8, 2017, and brought together women from all Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government, and other women groupings across the country.
LIPA, a regular participating Agency at this occasion, was fully represented by members of the senior management team including the Director General Hon. Oblayon B. Nyemah, the Deputy Director General for Administration Mrs. Florence G. Dukuly, the Deputy Director General for Training Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe and the Deputy Director General for Research and Consultancy Mr. Charles Jarratt. Others who formed part of the celebration include: Mrs. Esi Ogunkoya, Ms. Lucy Bondo, Mrs. Kukor Greene, Ms. Luna Harmon, Mrs. Ranvia Jallah Slewion, Ms. Lawuo Mulbah, Mrs. Roseline Wonpleh, Mrs. Konah Jah, Ms. Frances Jarsayway and Mrs. Pinky Andrews. Others include: Ms. Patience Kamara Ms., Zlawonkan Sehweah and Ms. Miatta Kpaka.
The Global Theme: for this year celebration was “Be bold for change” with the National Theme: “Women Unite, Support Change for Inclusion”.
At the end of the celebration, a communique to encourage women participation in all decision making was adopted.
LIPA Awards Certificates to 130 Civil Servants
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 awarded certificates to 130 civil servants who are middle level managers and are in leadership positions from the project pilot Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of Government. Ministries, Agencies and Commissions concerned include: Health, Finance, Internal Affairs, Information, Foreign Affairs, Education, Justice and State. Other implementing Agencies and Commission include: LIPA, CSA and the GC.
The awarding of the certificates to the participants followed several weeks of intensive training in Women and Transformational Leadership held at the Cape Hotel in Mamba Point from October to November of 2016. The training which derives from the Public Sector Modernization Project results framework is intended to establish a sustained foundation for effective leadership scheme within the Civil Service, thereby transforming Public Sector Managers from dormant status to competent results oriented leaders.
LIPA, under the Public Sector Modernization Project results framework, is mandated to train 500 civil servants within a period of five years.
Serving as Keynote Speaker during the graduation ceremony, the Deputy Director General for Human Resource at the Civil Service Agency, Wanneh Clarke Reeves, encouraged the graduates to retain the knowledge and skills acquired during the training so as to transform their respective institutions. Mrs. Reeves who served as proxy for CSA Director General Puchu Bernard, challenged the graduates to serve as change agents by making notable impact at their various places of work.
Also speaking, the Deputy Director General for Training and Manpower Development at LIPA, Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe, admonished the participants to fit into the vision of being a transformational leader.
LIPA/JLMB-360 Company Assessed Project Site
A four man LIPA team along with representatives from the JLMB-360 Construction Company recently paid a one-day assessment visit at LIPA project site at Domah’s Town along the Roberts Field Highway. The team headed by the Director General Oblayon B. Nyemah had gone to the site to finalize plans with the engineers on how LIPA wants the construction of its new building to be situated.
Both parties however agreed that before deciding on the position of the building, it was important to have on hand the architectural design for the project.
Speaking recently, the Director General of LIPA Oblayon B. Nyemah disclosed that plans were underway to begin the construction of the Institute’s future home in Domah’s Town. Hon. Nyemah said with the architectural design being made available by donor partners the Institute will shortly break grounds to give way for the construction process.
It can be recalled that the late Professor Harold J. Monger then Director General of LIPA in 2007, acquired and secured a 25 acres of land in Domah’s Town to be used for the construction of the Institute’s future home.
LIPA Certificates 14 Budget and Planning Officers
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) recently certificated 14 Budget and Planning Officers from two spending entities in the country. Entities that benefited from the process include: The
Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the Legislative Budget Office of the National Legislature.
The Participants were awarded the certificates following a two week Medium-Term Expenditure Budgeting Curriculum Training of Trainers workshop held at LIPA from February 20-March 1, 2017.
Making remarks at the end of the training, the Deputy Minister for Budget and Development Planning at the MFDP, Tanneh Brunson said, the overarching objective of the training is to help address some of the challenges faced by the Public Sector. She noted that because of these challenges the Government is finding it difficult to fully execute the MTEF Program. She however assured the Participants of the Ministry’s commitment to empowering them in utilizing knowledge they have acquired from the training.
For his part, the Director General of LIPA, Oblayon B. Nyemah said his Institution is grateful to partner with the MFDP and the International Monitoring Funds (IMF) in providing training for Civil Servants. Hon. Nyemah noted that the transformation of Liberia will require the building of the human capacity which he said is key to mending the transformation process.
Speaking on behalf of the participants the Assisting Director for Financial Sector Policy at the MFDP, Mr. Henry Nyanquio said they are going to apply those skills and knowledge acquired during the training to impact the lives of other civil servants. He is meanwhile called on the Government and other international partners to support capacity building in Liberia.
LIPA Awards Certificates to 34 Law Enforcement Officers
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) on Friday, January 14, 2017 certificated 34 Law enforcement officers following the completion of a one week intensive training in Leadership and management.
The training which marks the first phase of a three week Leadership training is supported by the United Nations Police (UNPOL).
Law enforcement entities benefiting from the training include: The Liberia National Police (LNP), Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) and the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA).
The training among other things is highlighting applied leadership and advanced managerial skills needed for senior and middle level positions. About 100 middle level managers from the three law enforcement institutions are expected to benefit from the training which runs up to the 27 of January, 2017.
Speaking at the end of the first phase of the training, LIPA Deputy Director General for Research and Consultancy Mr. Charles Jarrett thanked the Participants for devoting their time to the exercise, which he said is geared towards improving their skills and competence. Mr. Jarrett told the Participants that in order for them to fully take over the country's security it is important that their skills and knowledge be enhanced.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner General for Administration at the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Mr. Peter Zayzay admonished the Participants not to be involved in giving too many excuses but instead they should be able to deliver on the job. Mr. Zayzay reminded the Participants that the training was intended to help them take the initiative by driving growth in their respective institutions.
For his part, Mr. Charles Brooks, on behalf of the Participants thanked LIPA and UNPOL for the collaboration in conducting this important training exercise. He assured the organizers that the skills and knowledge acquired will be used effectively as they get back to their places of work.
LIPA Conducts Leadership Training for Middle Level Managers
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has begun a three week Leadership and Management training for middle level managers of key security institutions in the country.
Security institutions benefiting from the training include: the Liberia National Police (LNP), Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) and the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA).
The training which is sponsored by the United Nations Police (UNPOL) will among other things highlight applied leadership and advanced managerial skills needed for senior and middle level positions, and will run from January 9-27,2017
About one hundred Participants segmented into three groups are expected to be trained over the next three weeks. The Participants are drawn from the fifteen counties across the country.
Speaking during the opening of the training LIPA's Deputy Director General for Administration Mrs. Florence Dukuly admonished the Participants to make use of the training so as to impact the knowledge to others. Mrs. Dukuly told the Participants that a good leader is someone who is discipline and at the same time plays the role of a mother.
Also speaking, the Human Resource Advisor to UNPOL Rose Adamu thanked the Participants for forming part of the training. She said the training is an initiative of UNPOL as part of its strategic priorities to enhance leadership in the LNP, LIS and the LDEA.
For his part the Deputy Chief of Human Resource for Research and Statistics of the LNP Sando Johnson, on behalf of his institution, thanked the management of LIPA for accepting Law Enforcement officers of the three security entities to be trained in leadership and management. He expressed hope that the training will enhance their skills and knowledge as UNMIL gradually draws down its operations.
LIPA Commences 2017 First Training Cycle
The Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has commenced the First Training Cycle for the year 2017.
The First training cycle of 2017 begun on Monday, January 9,2017and will run for sixteen weeks with courses offered in Public Procurement & Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, HR & Performance Management, Public Financial Management, Project Planning & Management, Banking & Finance, Internal Audit & Control, Public Sector Management and Public Policy Analysis. Other courses offered include: Basic Report Writing, Records Management, Work Planning, Performance Management, Customers Service, Public Sector Budgeting, Purchasing & Supply, Public Financial Management Law, Basic Computer & Database, Project Proposal Writing and Legislative Drafting.
Speaking at the Formal Orientation Program of the First Training Cycle held on Friday, January 6, 2017, the Acting Director General of LIPA Mr. Charles Jarrett admonished the Participants to remain focus in their studies.
Mr. Jarrett told Participants that LIPA is the Government’s arm responsible for building the capacity of Civil Servants, Public and. Private Sectors.
According to the office of the Academic Registry over two hundred Participants have so far registered for this First 2017 Training Cycle.
It is expected that at the end of the sixteen weeks the Participants will be awarded certificates.
Seven Liberians Earn Masters in Public Sector Management
Seven Liberians have been awarded master’s Degree in Public Sector Management by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
The graduates who represented various Government Ministries and Agencies of Liberia including LIPA were among about thirty seven West African Nationals that were awarded degree following a one year intensive studies in the course from GIMPA.
GIMPA under the sponsorship of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) was mandated to host the PSMTP for Anglophone West Africa.
Under the agreement GIMPA set up a master’s Degree Program in Public Sector Management for middle and high level Public Sector Managers from five Anglophone West African Countries including Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia.
The objective of the PSMTP is to enhance the performance of the Public Sector through the provision of balanced, academic and professional training in Public Sector Management in Africa.
The ceremony which is held annually brings together Participants, Heads and Senior Executives of Management Development Institutes (MDI) across the African sub region.
At this year’s convocation, the Director General of LIPA Hon. Oblayon B. Nyemah and his Deputy for Training Mrs. Jarso Jallah Saygbe represented Liberia at the 11th Cohort Graduation Ceremony of the PSMTP in Accra Ghana on Friday, December 9, 2016.