If investments in Liberia’s Public Service will accrue the needed dividends, performance must be the hallmark-this is a statement one can ascribe to the Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA) Laurine Wede Johnson.
In her statement at the graduation ceremony of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration, LIPA held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, D.G. Johnson implored graduates to remain professional and aim to perform beyond expectations.
She told the graduates “I want to congratulate you for taking this bold step in your career sojourn. It is not so easy to make a decision to continue learning. Learning is a process that requires commitment and can be time consuming. But, the reward is what keeps you going”.
“In the Public Administration Sector where we have introduced performance management, we expect that staff of government as well as those wanting to join the public sector to perform and exceed expectations. We want a professional workforce and this is why investment in training is a priority as shown by our presence here in Grand Bassa County”, she said.
As you leave from here today, she mentioned “I want to encourage you to think about how you can make the knowledge you have gained from this program, help you and help others”.
She enquires “are you going to get innovative and propose changes around you? Are you going to encourage others to think about joining the program? What if you transfer some knowledge to your co-workers and colleagues? These are the only means through which learning can become useful”.
“Let me thank the Liberia Institute of Public Administration for the great work and as for me and my team at the Civil Service Agency, we are happy to continue the partnership as we strengthen our workforce and make Liberia a better place”, she added.