The New Ireland Acting Provincial Administrator, Lamiller Pawut, has responded to the petition that was presented to him by a group of public servants in the province.
Public Employees Association President of New Ireland, Watson Sole, confirmed with EMTV News from Kavieng, that he received the response on Tuesday January 17, as promised in a letter sent to Mr. Pawut last week.
The seven-page petition that outlined 12 claims was presented to Mr Pawut by the Public Employees Association, representing the public servants in the province, for outstanding work-related issues and concerns that have crippled service delivery.
Public servants do not want politics to interfere with the public service system, this was their clear message, and they expressed their outcry over what is being described as political interference in the New Ireland Provincial Government Administration.
“We do not want politics in the public service system, and want these issues be addressed immediately,”
Personnel Management Department Secretary, John Kali, is yet to make a response.
Mr Sole said a meeting will be held today to address some of these claims.