MP’s told to plan and lead

​Day two of the National Parliament Induction Programme got off to the slow start today, pushing some presentations out of the way.

However, the morning saw a number of significant presentations including the Integrity of Political Parties & Candidates Commission, the Department of National Planning and Monitoring and the Department of Personnel Management.

Most members of parliament were in attendance – except the Prime Minister and his Deputy during the morning session.

It was an important program for most of the MPS, who are new to the political scene at the highest level.

Secretary of the Department of National Planning, Hakaua Harry educated the parliamentarians on the various budgets and sources of budgets; encouraging the MPs to come through the department to get assistance on projects for better coordination.

Secretary Harry said all MPs must know what is needed in their province and work towards that.

She added it would be wise to approach the department for assistance in putting together 5-year plans so that it is in line with priorities for the Millennium Term Development Plan.

Meantime, Secretary of the Department of Personnel Management, John Kali offered a word of advice for MPs to show better leadership in their capacities so that the public sector can implement plans and priorities.

Secretary Kali stressed that Gender Equity is also a value in that, where women should be given more opportunity to participate in making decisions.

Salome Vincent