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October 24, 2021
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Over K7 Billion Allocated to Restructure Public Sector

Over K7 billion was allocated in the National Budget to restructure the whole of Public Sector at the district, provincial and national levels.

Millions of kina belonging to the state has been spent on logistics and administration of the public service machinery every year.

The National Planning Minister Charles Abel joined the debate saying the poor performance of public servants throughout the country over the years is reflected in the amount of insufficient services delivered and the deteriorated infrastructure.

Mr. Abel said a large sum of money has been allocated again in 2014 to fix the public service machinery.

As the minister responsible for implementing the budge, he said a performance based system must be introduced to monitor and assess public servants throughout the country.

He said this should be incorporated into the Public Service and Staffing Bell 2013 introduced in the house by the Minister.

Mr. Abel said the Joint District Planning and Budgetary Priority Committee must also be given more powers to allocate funds and implement projects.

As the minister responsible for implementing the budget, he said a performance based system must be introduced to monitor and assess public servants throughoutthe country.

He said this should be incorporated into the Public Service and Staffing Bell 2013 introduced in the house by the Minister.

Mr. Abel said the Joint District Planning and Budgetary Priority Committee must also be given more powers to allocate funds and implement projects.

He is adamant the performance based system will push public servants to work and deliver services effectively and most importantly, save millions of kina belonging to the state through wise spending.

Nuku MP Joseph Sungi in support saidthe system should be managed the private sector.

Mr. Sungi also a former Provincial Administrator for the Sandaun Province saidthe system at Waigani is very slack that funding does not get to districts and provinces on time.

Also government throughthe minister will merge several government departments such as Finance and Treasury, National AIDS Council Secretariat and the Health Departmentojust to name a few.

Plans are also underway to have all government agencies stationed in Waigani to cut down onthe K200 million annual rental costs.

The bill is believed to be amongthe their bills scheduled to be passed in the Novermber seating.

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