Isaac Lupari

Lupari urges IRC to hold more life-skills training

The call was made by Chief Secretary to Government, Isaac Lupari, when meeting with staff and management of the IRC in Port Moresby.

Lupari said there must be five year training programs implemented in all government agencies.

The trainings will improve the attitude of staff and boost moral so that the can carry out their job’s efficiently.

He told the gathering that agencies such as they IRC and Customs are his priority and that he has recommended for them to be given priority in terms of funding and capacity which is evident in the 2017 National Budget.

​Lupari urges for collaboration amongst stakeholders

He issued the directions when speaking at an “All of Government” meeting this week attended by State agencies involved directly with the planning of the tournament.

He said the staging of the tournament costs about K65million and that is hard earned money from Papua New Guineans that will go in a useful and purposeful investment.

He said this is not only in terms of infrastructure but also in providing employment opportunities across PNG.

Lupari urges for collaboration amongst stakeholders

He issued the directions when speaking at an “All of Government” meeting this week attended by State agencies involved directly with the planning of the tournament.

Lupari said the staging of the tournament costs about K65million and that is hard earned money from Papua New Guineans that will go in a useful and purposeful investment.

He said this is not only in terms of infrastructure but also in providing employment opportunities across PNG.

Juffa blames Politicians for defunct Public Services

Juffa in an email to Loop PNG said the public service has been defunct, outdated and neglected for a long time by authorities.

“Public service is a system that no longer protects or promotes PNG interests.

“Instead, it is now hijacked by transnational criminals and selfish individuals to carve out and sell PNG as quickly as possible,” says Juffa.

He added that hardworking and intelligent public servants are discouraged by a system that does not adequately remunerate them while nepotism allows selfish dangerous individuals to climb up and secure key positions.

Lupari blames public servants for not delivering services

When officially opening the Provincial and Local Level Service Monitoring Authority (PLLSMA) conference in Port Moresby early this week, Lupari told the provincial administrators that they (public servants) were the drivers of the service delivery.

He said lack of money should not be an excuse.

“If services do not get to the people, the National Government and the leaders should not be blamed. We are responsible for delivery,” he told the Provincial administrators.

Provincial Administrators challenged to deliver services

Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari, when officially opening the Provincial and Local Level Service Monitoring Authority (PLLSMA) conference in Port Moresby on Tuesday issued the challenge.

He said the role of PLLSMA is vital to deliver services to our people but since its inception after the passage of the Organic Law on Provincial and Local Level Government (OLPLLG), successive National Governments in the past have not fully support the implementation of the OLPLLG.

Additional positions created in PM’s department

Under the new restructure that the Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari has created, an additional Deputy Secretary position was established with six Director-Generals positions in the Policy Monitoring and Coordination Division and three Director Generals in the Operations Division in 2016.

A further 24 director positions have been established in the Policy Coordination and Monitoring Division.

Lupari said the restructure and changes to the organization and management structure is to ensure that government policies need to be delivered on time, on budget and to expectations.

New taskforce to investigate threats against State

Government chief secretary Isaac Lupari made this known today in Port Moresby, flanked by heads of key government agencies which includes the three disciplinary forces.

This is one of the resolutions reached by the National Advisory Security Council after constant threats to disrupt services in recent months for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step down.

Lupari: Nationalism non-existent in our universities

His comments followed a previous meeting with vice-chancellors from the University of Goroka, University of Technology and the University of Papua New Guinea. 

For close to two months students have boycotted classes, calling on Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step down, which have now turned into violence, resulting with students fighting and destruction of properties in respective universities.

One student was killed over the weekend at the Unitech campus in Lae, Morobe Province.      

Include people with disabilities in your policies: Lupari

There was also a touching opening prayer from former convict, Pastor Philip Vaki, and the master of ceremony Ben Theodore, who is visually impaired.

The bi- monthly meeting is held in Port Moresby.

Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari, when making his speech, said they all inspire him.

He challenged the departmental heads to include people living with disabilities in their policies, to cater to their needs.

Lupari urged the senior public servants to better coordinate and communicate to improve its service delivery.