Muktar says gov’t committed to create skilled, competent leadership

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Addis Ababa, February 19 (WIC) - Coordinator of Good Governance and Reform Cluster with the rank of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Civil Service, Muktar Kedir has said government will further strengthen efforts to create skilled and competent leadership with a view to improving service delivery.

The Institute of Leadership and Good Governance on Saturday graduated 67 first batch students trained in post-graduate program.
Speaking on the occasion, Muktar said the government is committed to building a civil service characterized by strategic leadership.

Muktar said prime attention is given to achieving development plans of the government through building capacity of the top management.
The Institute, established in 2010 with the support of the UNDP and the French government, is working to create competent leadership, he said.

Civil Service University President, Dr. Hailemichael Abera on his part said availability of committed leadership is significant at all levels towards success of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP).

Dr. Hailemichael also lauded support of the UNDP and the French government for the Institute.

French Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union, Brigitte Collet also said efficient, fair and good quality access to services is significant to attract investment. The Ambassador also expressed readiness of France to continue support in this regard.

UNDP Deputy Country Director, Dr. Bettina Woll on the occasion said that the graduates will significantly contribute in Ethiopia’s endeavors to achieve the GTP and the MDGs. (ENA)