In a bid to ensure a more professionalized public service, the Civil Service Agency has reaffirmed its commitment to support the President’s young professional program PYPP, a premiered capacity building program for youth leadership in public service launched in 2009 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
At the seventh induction ceremony of the Program held at a local resort in Monrovia, Civil Service Agency (CSA) Director for Career Management and Development, Claudius J. Broderick lauded the PYPP team for the initiative and promised to work with the organization to bring more young professionals into government.
“Today, we can celebrate the progress of having young professionals in our various ministries and agencies. We want to encourage you to remain committed to whatever tasks given to you to perform. The government needs you and hope that you will do your almost best to deliver,” Broderick said.
Marking remarks at the program, the Mission Director of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Anthony Chan urged the graduates to take full advantage of the wonderful opportunity to develop themselves saying that Liberia needs professionals.
He said “amidst all of the development challenges, Liberia currently face at the moment, remember that this country has great potential."
"It needs your vigor, energy, dynamism, and sense of purpose for its development,” Dr. Chan said to the graduates. There is a fertilized savannah land, which is capable of producing a range of food crops for local consumption and exports. In the north, there are scenic rolling hills and mountains that are storehouses of bountiful riches. Even the various rivers that crisscross Liberia offer up countless treasures,” he said.
Dr. Chan told the graduates to seize the moment, work hard and to wisely use the gifts with which nature has generously blessed this nation and its people.
“There are great forests that are literal reserves of vast riches,” he said.
The Program Executive Director, Hh K. Zaiyay in an overview described the PYPP as a prestigious program that places Liberian college graduates in an important role in government.
Director Zaizay said that the PYPP mentorship and performance management components have been proven to add value to the already existing talents that these young professionals bring with them to the various ministries, agencies, and commissions.
He said that the program is intended to strengthen public service, good governance and more by placing talented young people into the government.
Director Zaizay stressed that the program helps to add value to many college graduates across the country and turns them over the CSA and rather than sending them to non-governmental organizations.