Mrs. Lucy Liphafa graduated from the National University of Lesotho in 1977/78 academic year and obtained a B.A. + CCE (CCE - Concurrent Certificate in Education) with majors in English and French. She worked shortly in the Teacher Training College as Assistant Lecturer in Child and Educational Psychology. She then transferred to the then Ministry of Rural Development where she worked as a Women's Affairs Coordinator.
From 1979 December - June 1986 she worked for the Ministry of Public Service as Assistant Administrative Secretary and as Senior Administrative Secretary. It was at this time that she was admitted into a one year U.S.A. Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Programme. After this one year of study at the Pennsylvania State University, she obtained a postgraduate Certificate in Public Administration with emphasis on Personnel Management. Upon return from the U.S.A., Mrs Liphafa worked for one year in the Ministry of Public Service and in 1987, she joined the then new office of Inspector General as Chief Inspector. She joined the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) in January, 1988, when the Office of the Inspector General was transferred to the OAG to form part of it.
She worked from Auditor level until she became a Controller of Performance Audits in February 1992. In 1996, she was admitted into an IDI Long - term Training in Course Design and Development as well as Instructional Techniques. She was awarded a Diploma as Training Specialist in 1997. She was then appointed on promotion to the position of Chief Controller of Audits in June, 1998. She undertook regional training in Performance Auditing from 1998 up to 2002 as facilitator and Course Leader for AFROSAI-E and SADCOSAI consecutively. She also trained auditors in the SADACC region on Gender Auditing.
She acted in the position of Auditor General in December 2002 up to August 2004 upon retirement of the former Auditor General - Mr. David Lepitikoe. She was substantively appointed to the position of Deputy Auditor General with effect from 18th August 2003. She was confirmed in 2004 September as Auditor General of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the position she is holding to date.