23 January 2013

Liberia: Lipa Director General Is Dead

The Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Professor Herold Jonathan Monger, is dead.

Professor Monger died on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Aflao, Ghana at about mid-day en route from Lome, Togo via Accra, Ghana where he had traveled.

Prior to his death, Professor Monger served as Director General of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration from December 2003 to January 2013.

During his tenure as Director General, Professor Monger and his management team improved the capacity building activities by up-scaling its training, research and consultancy services to both the public and private sectors.

Under his administration, the Institute acquired 25 acres of land in Domah, Lower Margibi County along the Robertsfield highway for its future home.

Also during his administration, LIPA served as Anglophone West Africa principal partner of the Management Development Institute (MDIs) for the Public Sector Management Training Program (PSMTP) implemented by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), under the sponsorship of the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, a Book of Condolence will be opened at his offices of the Institute on North Gibson Street, Mamba Point, Monrovia.

Meanwhile, the remains of the late Professor Monger, which arrived in the country from Ghana on Monday, January 21, 2013, will be interred on January 26, 2013 at the Johnsonville Cemetery outside Monrovia following funeral services at the Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church on Broad Street.

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