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‘Focus On The Outcomes’ …Cllr. Gbala Tells Civil Servants

The Vice Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Kanio Bai Gbala, has urged the newly inducted civil servants to be result oriented as they are being inducted into the Civil Service Agency (CSA) of Liberia.

Speaking at an induction ceremony at the Theater of the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town a fortnight ago, Cllr. Gbala called on the civil servants to be proud of themselves as the role of civil servants is to help the government to achieve its objectives or mandate.

He further stated that the civil servants are the backbones of every government, stating “With bad laws and good civil servants, it is still possible to have a functional and good government, but with bad civil servants, even the good laws, that cannot help.”

The LCC’s vice Chair liken civil servants to a broken candle on a wood-work that cannot be fired, saying though civil servants can be sacked, it is not easily done.

He then called on them to be proactive in the discharge of their duties, emphasizing on teamwork in order to help the entities or agencies they work for to achieve its mandate to support national government.

“As technology improves, you are also obligated to improve your skills to fit in current day realities so that you can remain essential at your various places of work,” he urged.

He concluded by calling on civil servants to be effective, efficient and collaborate as a team at their work places for the common good of the institution(s) they work for.

The Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Alex Yonly, said that LIPA’s mandate is to build a capable workforce that is more resilient and productive.

He thanks President George Weah for his support towards civil servants’ capacity development as well as the partners including the African Development Bank that made the funding available through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, UNDP and all Government Ministries and Agencies that supported the training process.

Congratulating the newly inducted civil servants, Director Yonly urged them to use the knowledge acquire to revolutionize the CSA workforce through growth in proficiency, selflessness, dialogue and skills to negotiate.

Over 500 new civil servants were trained and inducted into the CSA by the LIPA in collaboration with the Governance Commission.

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