MOT-GIZ CONDUCT CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with German International Cooperation (GIZ) conducted a week long capacity building workshop
The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with German International Cooperation (GIZ) conducted a week long capacity building workshop
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Monrovia, Tuesday, March 21, 2017: The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with German International Cooperation (GIZ) conducted a weeklong capacity building workshop for senior staffers of the Ministry in the areas of Leadership and Management, Policy, Strategy and Plans, Human Resource Planning and Development, and Process and Change Management. The workshop which commenced on March 16, 2017 at the Ministry of Transport was formally climaxed on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Bella Cassa Hotel in Sinkor.


Addressing participants, Deputy Transport Minister for Administration and Insurance, Bushuben M. Keita, challenged employees of the Ministry to take capacity building seriously to enhance the growth and development of the transport sector in Liberia. Minister Keita emphasized that capacity building is essential to ensure the transformation of developing a vibrant transport system to facilitate the movement of people, goods and services across the nation. He indicated that the capacity building project is part of the current reform process of the various Ministries and Agencies of government to develop the needed skills of these entities. He also said that the Civil Service Agency (CSA) does not encourage the down-sizing of employees rather right-sizing to meet up the requirements for the Agencies. Concluding, Minister Keita urged the participants mostly Directors and Assistant Directors to take advantage of the workshop intended to build their professional skills and thanked the management of GIZ for its continual collaboration with the Ministry.


Making special remarks earlier, GIZ’s Project Manager, Ms. Doris Popp, said GIZ’s Project is a partnership agreement between the Government of Liberia and the German Government which started in 2008 under the program “Capacity Development for the Transport Sector in Liberia”. The Project Manager said that GIZ will continue to build the capacities of youths across the country to fully participate in the development process of Liberia, noting that they are the future leaders of the country. She said the aim of the transport development project is to ensure that adequate capacity is built for the management of transport and roads in Liberia. She told the participants that GIZ is also working with the Ministry of Public Works to ensure the maintenance of roads. Continuing, Ms. Popp explained that GIZ is equally supporting the Ministry of Public Works to ensure that road signs are visible on all roads across the nation to prevent major road accidents. She renewed GIZ’s commitment to collaborating with the Ministry of Transport in providing technical and other assistance for the improvement of the transport sector and expressed the hope that participants will take advantage of the opportunity being provided by the workshop to further broaden their knowledge.


Other speakers included Mr. Michel Ligthart, Ministry of Transport Project-Team Leader (MOT-TL) who gave the Capacity Development Project Objectives and Activities and Ms. Christine Fenz, Particip Project Manager spoke about Capacity Workshop Approach while each of the three groups of the workshop made presentations regarding participants’ feedback