World Bank Country Manager Georgia Wallen Recognizes Importance of Accountants in Public, Private and Non-Governmental Sectors in Liberia

MONROVIA –The World Bank Liberia Country Manager Georgia Wallen says Liberian accountants are among the silent heroes of Liberian society, playing a vital role in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.

 Speaking over the weekend when she installed into office newly elected officials of the of the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA) at its 12th Official Inaugural Program held at the Sinkor Palace Hotel in Monrovia Ms. Wallen said, “Accountants are guardians and influencers”.

Ms Wallen said they are critical for promoting sound decision-making; solid financial management; and proactive risk management.

“Accountants make a difference,” the World Bank Country manager said.

 She described LICPA’s 12th inauguration ceremony as an important milestone, not only for LICPA but for Liberia.

World Bank Liberia Country Manager Georgia Wallen inducting new LICPA officials into office

Congratulating the new officials, Ms. Wallen emphasized that, “as you look to the future, I am delighted to note that LICPA has successfully formulated a comprehensive strategy for the upcoming five years. The plan outlines LICPA’s vision, mission, and objectives with clarity and foresight.”

The World Bank, she noted, was very pleased to support the development of this strategic plan through the Public Financial Management Reform Institutional Support Project (PFMRISP).

 Ms Wallen said through the World Bank collaboration with LICPA, significant milestones were achieved. 

The World Bank Country Manager pointed out these milestones into four categories namely:

Strengthening growth and development of accounting technicians nationwide

By enhancing skills and expertise, LICPA is contributing to the professionalization of the accounting sector in Liberia.  It is also bolstering economic resilience in particular the public sector.

Procurement of essential equipment

LICPA has acquired state-of-the-art heavy-duty printers, a key investment to enhance efficiency to further LICPA’s outreach… and ultimately, its impact.

Public awareness initiatives

 LICPA aims to foster a culture of responsible financial management and governance by engaging with the public.  The Bank-financed project supported LICPA to conduct extensive public awareness campaigns.  These are helping to effectively communicate the importance of financial literacy, transparency, and accountability.

Collaboration with universities

Recognizing the importance of partnership, LICPA has actively engaged with universities and educational institutions to promote accounting education and professional development.  Why? To nurture the next generation of accounting professionals and spur innovation in the field by forging strong ties with academia.

Concluding, Ms. Wallen again congratulated LICPA for its commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and excellence in the accounting profession in Liberia.

Liberia needs that… and Liberia deserves that,” she said.

“With the dedication of your members and good partnerships, LICPA is well-positioned to navigate the challenges ahead and to drive positive change that contributes to Liberia’s economic development and prosperity”, Ms. Wallen concluded.  Those installed into office at the LICPA’s 12th inauguration ceremony were Mr. Papin Daniels, Jr., President; Mr. Mohammed B. Korleh, Vice President; and Mr. Kofi Abedu-Bentsi, Sr., Council Member.

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