Secretary for Department of Personnel ManagementoJohn Kali, wants more national agencies to take an interest in human capital development.
Andthey in turn will become ‘agents of change’. That wasthe message atthe completion of training for twenty three officers who now jointhe Public Service.
Fromthe hundreds of applications, this remaining group of graduates becamethe fifth batch of officers progressing intothe public service workforce.
Secretary for Personnel Managementowho is himself a cadet fromthe seventies, is all too familiar withthe Public Service path.
He echoed issues raised in Parliament – such asthe current aging workforce andthe declined numbers inthe Health, Education and Police forces.
Joachim Luma, a graduate fromthe program, delivered his reflections onthe twelve month transition to become a public service officer, happy to be employed and servingthe people.
AusAID, a significant contributor and partner ofthe program labelledthe young group as ‘champions of change’. Joanne Ronalds recognisedthe agencies and officers involved for promoting effective governance.
The Department of Justice & Attorney General,the Mendi General Hospital andthe Western Provincial Administration were just some ofthe recruits who have gained fromthe program.