Special Parliamentary Committee

Leave fares system must be scrapped

This is one of the recommendations contained in the ‘Special Report on Teachers Leave Fares’ carried out by the Committee this year.

SPC Secretariat Head, Bill Hamblin, tells Loop PNG that the committee views the current system as a failure.

“We’ve looked at teachers leave fares and why they weren’t delivered on time and the committee has recommended a completely new system.

“Our view is that it will never work the way it is,” Hamblin says.

Lack of system to train public servants

And despite the revival of training programs for the public service, there has already been a whole generation of public servants not adequately skilled to take on management roles and effectively deliver services to PNG.

The Special Parliamentary Committee on Public Sector Reform and Service Delivery says this creates a gap in the middle management of the public service.

“We’ve had a whole generation where we haven’t trained people. So we have a group of people who are well versed and well trained but they’re all at retirement age.