The New Ireland Provincial Government has decided to restructure and realign its public service. It has begun with the top management.
Provincial Governor, Sir Julius Chan, says the public service machinery must be effective and efficient in order to deliver to the people of this nation.
According to the Governor, high incentives and allowances over the national scale will be offered to the top management structure. This will be followed with the revamping of the middle management positions.
On top of that, five new appointees for Chief Executive Officer’s position and 16 director positions, will take up their new roles on the second week of January next year.
Governor, Sir Julius said the public service is a financial burden on the nation and communities. Its operations must justify and give back to the masses equal benefits it imposes on the public purse. He said all development depends largely on the public service running efficiently, this means the responsibility of making ideas and policies for government work.
He said there’s a very visible lack of discipline, initiative, ownership and pride at all levels of the public service, leading to mismanagement and corruption, misuse of power and position, and the cynical disregard for ethics.
Sir Julius said there has to be ethical conduct in the public service to deliver accordingly to the people of this nation.