LIPA Boss Plans To Decentralize LIPA
The Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Bill Twehway, has disclosed plans to decentralize the institution across the fifteen political sub-divisions of the country.
Speaking to the Liberia News Agency recently via mobile phone from Monrovia following his return from Europe, Twehway said plans are underway to establish the first branch of LIPA in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County to afford citizens in that part of the country the opportunity to acquire knowledge in public administration.The LIPA official disclosed that branches of the institution will also be established in other counties, including Lofa, Bong, Nimba, Bomi and Maryland, but he did not say when.
Meanwhile, the LIPA Director General has revealed that during his recent trip to Europe he negotiated with the European Union to provide scholarships for Liberians, adding that the scholarships will benefit mainly young people who are the future leaders of the nation.
According to Twehway, the purpose of the negotiation is to provide opportunities for Liberians to go and study various disciplines and return home to contribute to national development.
He said, since he took over as Director General of LIPA, expansion of the institution to other counties has been a major challenge, adding that taking the entity to the rural parts of Liberia will buttress government’s effort to provide quality education for its citizens.
According to the LIPA boss, the institution, which was established in 1961 and became fully operational in 1970, provides administrative training for government institutions and others in the country.