Monrovia, Liberia - The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning through its research and policy analysis unit, the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC), has provided internship opportunities to six graduates and duxes of the University of Liberia Economic Department, with average cumulative GPA ranging from 3.00 to 3.58.
At the official program marking the welcoming ceremony of the six (6) interns, Mr. Del- Francis Wreh, Executive Director of LIMPAC speaking on behalf of the Minister of Finance and Development, Honorable Samuel D. Tweah, Jr. welcomed the interns and expressed how excited the Minister Tweah and the entire MFDP feel to have them start their profession sojourn within the MFDP at this critical time when Liberia needs more emerging professional in economics and policy analyses. Mr. Wreh expressed his confidence in the ability of interns to diligently and respectfully transform their knowledge into practical work while at LIMPAC and the MFDP. He also expressed his appreciation for three graduates from the UL Honor Scholars Program who are excellently working as payroll analysts at the Civil Servant Agency and challenge the new interns to emulate the hard work and diligence of their colleagues.
The LIMPAC Executive Director also elaborated that MFDP and LIMPAC engagement with the University of Liberia especially the Economics Department is purely academic and capacity building support for deserving students and graduates and as such the internship offer is consistent with the entity functions and responsibilities. This is also fulfilment of Pillar One (1) of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) which supports Human Capital Development under the Liberian Government, Mr. Wreh stressed.
For her part, Hon. Rebecca Y. Mcgill, Deputy Ministry of Administration, Ministry of Finance & Development Planning urged the interns to be humbled, if they wish to pursue greatness in their professional careers. She further admonished them to respect their authority as they should share respect for each other.
With the supervision of LIMPAC’s senior technicians, the interns are to serve in various positions and assignment, ranging from data collection and analyses, policy analyses and research, and report writing for an initial period of 3-months ending June 2021 but for renewable to new contract and permanent employment based on the performance of the interns.
The Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) is a research Think Tank within the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning. It is charged with the responsibility among other things to conduct research and build capacity across government. Its mission is to foster sustainable and transformative growth and development in Liberia by adequately supporting Public Policy design and its implementation through evidence-based research and analysis.