Hon. James A. Thompson Bids Farewell To CSA

Dioda Wreh-Seekey

Monrovia, Liberia: The Director-General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA) tenders his parting message to staff, thanking them for the meaningful role played in supporting and strengthening the public sector. This is in adherence to Executive Order #123, which states that non-tenured presidential appointees shall be presumed to have resigned as of the date of inauguration.

Speaking during the Agency’s regular senior staff meeting, the outgoing Director-General, Hon. James A. Thompson, described his term as successful in handling the government’s policy of reforming the CSA.

Hon. Thompson, who took over the Agency in 2019, thanked the Weah-Taylor Government for giving him the opportunity to address major challenges and decision-making during his stay at the CSA, especially in line with capacity building, welfare, and finalization of the CSA’s automated testing and civil service recruitment portal, amongst many others.

“The CSA being an important arm of government, I am glad you are aware of where it came from and where it is today, despite the difficulties in acquiring the needed resources for the level of work we wished to have done.” – Hon. James A. Thompson.

At the same time, Hon. James Thompson also expressed dissatisfaction over the inappropriate conduct of some civil servants during the just-ended presidential and legislative elections. Hon. Thompson added that it was shocking to know that civil servants on a daily basis were using social media platforms to badmouth the country in the name of politics, not considering the adverse consequences such acts have on the country and its forward movement.

Hon. Thompson encouraged attendants in the meeting to let things of the past remain in the past, and focus on the positive growth for the development of the country. He therefore asked all civil servants to put aside political differences and focus on patriotism and national pride in order to work dedicatedly in making Liberia better.

For his part, the Principle Administrative Officer of the CSA, who, in reference to Executive Order #123, is the most senior civil servant at the Agency, shall act as officer-in-charge pending the appointment of the outgoing Director-General and team successor, thanked Hon. Thompson for the level of impactful and indelible work done during his term, for which the Agency and the civil service shall remain grateful.

Mr. Drosaye added that Hon. Thompson, despite being in the private sector and having rendered his expertise to the CSA long before his respective appointments as Deputy Director-General and Director-General of the Agency, there is no doubt his expertise shall always be tapped into for the good of the Agency and the sector.

The meeting thereby concluded with heartfelt wishes for Hon. Thompson and his team, followed by photo-taking.

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