by Edwin Fidelis – EM TV News, Kokopo
A three-day leadership summit, which began today in Kokopo, seeks to find new approaches in service delivery in the country.
Planning minster, Charles Abel, says there has to be a paradigm shift in the current PNG’s delivery mechanism inorder to benefit the people in a big way.
Minister Abel says PNG has been using an age-old service delivery system that appears to be not working.
The leadership summit today in Kokopo brought together a batch of thinkers from all over the country.
Their discussion over the next two days will centre around how service delivery can reach the people without much hassle.
Speaking at the opening of the three-day summit today, the planning minister, Charles Abel, reaffirmed the government stand on service delivery.
And he chose the occasion today to highlight one of the outstanding issues in national government’s service delivery system.
Over the years, the national government’s have been relying on its seconds and third tear of government to deliver services to the people.
But that approach could be changed, the planning minister says.
The minister’s comments come at a time as Papua New Guinea’s economy is growing at an unprecedented rate.
More business activities mean more money coming into the country. But the challenge of how to use these money well to develop the country and the people, still linger.
Minister Abel says if the current service delivery mechanism is not working, then there’s limited chances for the PNG government to achieve vision 2050 for the country.