Maseru, Mar. 13 — The Lesotho Institute of Public Administration and Management (LIPAM) held a three-day Minister’s induction at the State House to capacitate them with managerial skills.
In his opening remarks, the Prime Minister (PM) Mr. Ntsokoane Matekane indicated that the induction is aimed at introducing Ministers to the government business, its structures, legislative frameworks, various policies and the system it employs to execute its mandate and conduct expected.
The PM said key strategic goals are critical for economic growth include enhancing inclusive and sustainable economic growth with private sector job creation, strengthening of human capital and building an enabling infrastructure.
He said it is prudent as Ministers to appreciate the principles to aid their effectiveness in undertaking responsibilities, which include overseeing policy implementation and realisation of development plans.
Mr. Matekane stressed that it is their duty as the administration of the day to ensure that livelihoods are improved and good governance is sustained.
In an interview, LIPAM Director General Mrs. Nthabiseng Tlhomola told the Agency that their main duties are to instill managerial skills to leaders, she said the course falls under Management induction.
She said one of the focal points is to discuss with the Ministers how they are expected to conduct themselves at the workplace and familiarise themselves with the government system.
Lesotho Institute of Public Administration and Management seeks to provide an environment that promotes quality assurance in higher education, enhances recognition of qualifications, mobility of learners and supports national development.