Southern regional provincial administrators gthered in Port Moresby as part ofthe regional consultative workshops.
The officials were from Sandaun, Oro, Western, Gulf, Manus, NCDC, Central, Moitu-Koitabu Assembly and Miline Bey.
Sir Puka relayedthe importance of connectivity and co-ordination from Waigani tothe provinces and districts throughoutthe nation.
The Provincial administrators were challenged to rise tothe year of implementation taking services out of Waigani and into communities wherethe people are.
Highlightingthe K1.5 billion budgeted for service delivery – he stated now more than ever,there is high expectation for change to reach Districts, LLG’s and wards.
Sir Puka also tookthe opportunity to announce amendments tothe appointments of departmental heads and provincial administrators – reducing involvement fromthe public service commission andthe central agency co-ordination committee – presenting a more political intervention.
Sir Puka also revealed legislative changes – introducingthe District Authority Bell – giving more powers and responsibilities tothe District level, becoming an authority on its own.
He also futher focused on Gender equality stating that women are expected to fulfill chief executive positions throughthe proposed District Authority.
Futhermore Sir Puka announced his department will re-introducethe “PublicInspectory System” whilst also strentheningthe “Whistle-blower” legislation – providing more protection for those reporting any form of corruption withinthe system.
Pictured: Minister for Public Service, Sir Puka Temu speaking duringthe Southern regional provincial administrators workshop yesterday.