The Liberian Civil Service under the watch of Director General Laurine Wede Johnson is rapidly moving to modernity. And the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Autonomous Agencies Sen. J. Milton Teahjay is craving more government support for the Digital Transformation Initiatives under the Public Sector Modernization Project (PSMP).
In his remarks at programs marking the 5th annual Multi stakeholder forum of the Civil Service Agency’s Public Sector Modernization Project held at the C. CECIL DENNIS, JR. AUDITORIUM, the Sinoe County Senator said Civil Service digital reforms will transform and improve service delivery and citizen engagement within the public sector.
He praised the Civil Service Agency for implementing the Public Sector Modernization Project (PSMP) project to an appreciable level. He said the CSA is leading the reforms in a timelier and professional manner, something he said that didn’t happen in a century of Liberia’s existence.
He said “the Civil Service is the backbone of the state, and can either support or undermine a country’s entire system of governance. Tracing back to the United States of America, it took over 100 years for the Public Sector to transform and today America is blazing the trail”.
He noted that President Weah is very concerned and interested in the reforms that the Civil Service Agency is working on and pledged the Legislature unflinching support.
He vows to work with the Speaker and members of the 54th Legislature to appropriate budgetary allotment in the coming budget years to support the implementation of the Civil Service Capacity Building and Digital Transformation Plan.
The Civil Service Agency is implementing the Public Sector Modernization Project. The Project is in its 5th Year and final concluding stages. The CSA is currently working on the Civil Service Capacity Building and Digital Transformation Program which will succeed the PSMP.
The 5th Multistate holders Update Forum intended to provide updates on the progress of current reform initiatives in the public sector of Liberia, to encourage interactions among high-level officials from government, civil society and the Donor community, and to unveil the next steps for Civil service reforms in alignment with the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD)..