LIPA Earmarks 20 Training Programs For 2014
By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe
MONROVIA, Feb 7(LINA) -The Deputy Director-General for Training at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Richard Panton says the entity has earmarked 20 training programs for government ministries and agencies in 2014.
Panton told the Liberia News Agency in an interview Friday that LIPA will officially begin the first circle of the training programs next month.
According to him, LIPA will divide the entire country into several training zones to ensure that civil servants outside of Monrovia benefit from the training this time around.
He explained that the first training circle will look at issues in local government in rural Liberia, and upgrade the skills of civil servants in Monrovia in record management, financial management and public sector finance, among others.
At the same time, Panton has said that in preparation for the commencement of this year’s first training circle, LIPA on Wednesday began a six-day refresher Training of Trainers Workshop at its offices in Mamba Point.
Panton informed LINA that 20 persons are participating in the six-day refresher Training of Trainers Workshop, which focuses on training methodology.
In a related development, Deputy Director-General Panton has disclosed that LIPA was able to conduct15 training programs in 2013.
He said of the 15 training programs, 10 were conducted under LIPA’s regular training program in Monrovia, while five were conducted outside of Monrovia.
According to him, several government ministries and agencies, including the National Elections Commission, benefited from the training.
Panton explained that the beneficiaries were trained in the areas of procurement, public financial management, report writing and record management, among others.
LIPA is the primary institution of government charged to develop viable and productive organizational capacities in the public and private sectors.
It was created by an Act of National Legislature on May 13, 1969.