by Stanley Ove Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
In its effort to improve and revive quality service delivery throughout the country, the government is focusing on rebuilding the Papua New Guinea Institute of Public Administration.
In a confidence-boosting meet this morning with the staff of PNGIPA, Minister for Public Services, Sir Dr Puka Temu acknowledged the immense contribution that the former Administration Colleague and now PNGIPA has played in the development of Papua New Guinea.
While he acknowledged the challenges the institution has faced in the recent past, he is confident that this is a new era for the institution and the public service.
Minister Temu announced at the gathering the grand plans that are in store for the once-proud national institution, and says these plans are all tied to ensuring quality service delivery is provided to the people of Papua New Guinea and thus regaining public confidence in the flagging public service.
The visit also provided an opportunity for the newly appointed director, Mr Angori Wewerang, to provide a six-month progress report on the implementation of ways forward for the institution. In the recent past the institution has been battling court cases and struggling to cut down on mismanagement issues.
Moreover Minister Temu assured PNGIPA staff that the institution will once again be a prestige institution that will contribute effectively to the quality of public service in the country.