Public Service Minister Sir Puka Temu saysthe government will reformthe public service for the better.
Sir Puka made a statement to National Parliament on Public Sector Staffing Statistics Performance and Strategies, highlighted reforms in health, education and Law and Order.
The government hopes to improver public servants performance and working conditions throughthe reforms.
Underthe Reform,the number of public servants will be increased as well as improving performance. The government has recognised in a three- year fixation agreement with public sector unions that any pay rise must matchthe rate of inflation.
Sir Puka saidthe ratio of uniformed and civilian personnel inthe Police Force has decreased. This explainsthe serious increases in law and order problems.
The reform will see an increased Police manpower to 12, 500 in 2015. The number of warders will increase to over 2000.Inthe Health Sector,the government hopes to provide 15, 000 health workers. The break-up includes 500 doctors and over 14, 000 nursing staff and para –medical and support staff.
The government’s free education policy has resulted in over-crowded schools. Betthe reform plans to raisethe education sector in Papua New Guineaby providing twenty five thousand teachers from Elementary to secondary levels to maintain ratios and teaching standards.