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January 25, 2022
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Chief Secretary: Public Servants Must Change Attitude

Chief Secretary to the National Government, Isaac Lupari, has called on Public Servants to change their attitudes.

He said one of the major problems in the public service is the attitude towards work.

Secretary Lupari said this has a significant impact on service delivery and implementation of Government policies in vital areas such as health, education and empowering Papua New Guineans.

Chief Secretary Lupari called for a change of attitude when addressing staff of the National Department of Health in Port Moresby recently.

He said people are seeing services for the first time in years because the government is providing money annually, and empowering people through SMEs, the DSIP, and PSIP.

He said more can be achieved with all these investments if public servants change their attitudes, and take responsibility.

He pointed out that today’s public service is too big, and everyone is working in isolation from each other. He says there is no coordination and communication, and everyone is territorial and have a “don’t care” attitude.

Secretary for Health, Pascoe Kase, said it was revealed during the mid-term review of the new National Health Plan that the National Department of Health is due to be reorganised to be on par with policy directions.

Chief Secretary Lupari said the national government is doing its share by providing money in the National Budget every year for free education, free health services, hospitals, colleagues and universities. He said public servants must also do their bit by having a more efficient work attitude.

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