by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
The District Development Authority (DDA) is very much home-grown, says chief secretary to government, Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc.
Sir Manasupe said the DDA is home grown, based on 40 years’ experience in service delivery. Sir Manasupe said the DDA is the best possible opportunity to build our villagers and deliver services.
Meanwhile, Secretary for Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Munare Uyassi said districts already have the powers to bring services down to the district level.
“It is about localised, accessible service delivery at short turnaround time.”
Secretary for the Department of Personal Management John Kali said DDA is the vehicle for public servants to deliver services they are normally unable to deliver. He said it is through leadership and ownership that services can be delivered.
Kali also acknowledged the district administrators of Morobe and the provincial administrator of East New Britain province on their contributions to the development of legislation that enables the DDA.
The remarks were made at the DDA workshop held in Lae on Monday.