Public servants

Public Servants Graduate

Institutions like the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance are offering programs and courses to help improve efficiency of public servants.

And in the public service manpower is very important in all provincial levels, and for a province like Gulf, manpower depends on training the public sector.

Last Friday during the 3rd graduation of the institution.

Esther N'drileng Mai aged 29, from Sou in Manus Province and Kevin Ehari were the only two graduates from Gulf. They were part of more than 200 Public Servants who graduated.

Yama Questions Re-Arrest Of Public Servants

Those arrested include former Acting Provincial Administrator Joseph Kunda, Acting Provincial Finance Manager Helen Kanimba, Provincial Finance Examiner, Loimeng Bande, and Clerk of the Provincial Assembly Henry Kambuka.

Yama described the manner of arrest as cruel and criminal in nature.

They were arrested over allegations of misappropriation of the K6 million Manam funds.

This is the same matter, which the same officers were arrested for, twice before.

Enforcing Time and Attendance For Public Servants

This will be done through the enforcement of the Special General Order 11 of 2019 (SGO11) which is a binding lawful instruction determined by the National Executive Council.

DPM Secretary Taies Sansan issued a circular instruction advising all heads of national departments, government agencies and provincial administrations to take heed of the measures to be enforced to ensure SGO11 is implemented accordingly.

Public servants inducted

The induction came after the officers attended the public service induction program facilitated by the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILAG).

Participants covered three major topics in the induction program that included: General orientation of the public service; Orientation of the agency (central and line departments); Agency arrangements and the Orientation of the participants’ individual job responsibilities.

Public servants warned to mask-up

“Since the Isolation Strategy came into effect on Monday 22nd, I am seeing a difference in compliance,” said National Pandemic Controller, David Manning.

“I want to thank business houses for following the Niupela Pasin in ensuring that clients and customers have masks on before they can be allowed to do business.”

He then added, “This is a warning to government offices that have been slow to follow the Isolation Strategy imposed, that masks are mandatory.

“Departments will be penalised if they do not comply.”

Public servants to be tested

This will be one of the measures enforced as part of the national isolation strategy.

In a joint circular issued by the Department of Personnel Management Secretary, Taies Sansan, and Controller David Manning, it was outlined that some agencies have already commenced testing beginning March 8th and are awaiting results.

“Subject to the results of the test, public servants who test positive will automatically be isolated and a second test is required until the result is negative and they can resume work.

Nambawan Super launches new look logo and campaign

The rebranding also aims to engage members and the wider public about the role of the fund, its purpose in nation building, and celebrate its members.

The new logo, retaining a simple Kumul design as well as the national colors, reaffirms the values of the fund and that is being a super fund for everyone.

In its new campaign the fund has enlisted its members as Ambassadors to drive the funds new message.

Focus on public servants

Twenty-nine course participants in the Yangoru-Saussia District in East Sepik Province graduated on Friday after two weeks of training in Project Management and Financial Management. The training was facilitated by the PNG Institute of Leadership and Governance.

State pays NSL K95 million

NSL Chairman, Anthony Smare, is now calling on the retirees to see them so they can settle the outstanding payments.

NSL has begun the process of allocating payments to members who exited in 2016.

“Obviously the government has been impacted by an earthquake, low commodity prices, but we’re seeing a flicker of light with the economy. There are some good things starting to happen and it’s also translating into the unfunded.

“The Government has paid us in the last two months, K95 million,” said Smare.

Unattached public servants costing state millions

Minister for Public Service, Elias Kapavore, said there are about 915,000 public servants of which over 6,000 are unattached to positions that are still being paid by the government.

“This is costing K190 million each year and 6 to 7 million Kina every fortnight,” he said.

Minister Kapavore challenged heads of departments to deal with the matter respectively in each department before even thinking about recruiting new staff as well as requesting for new resources.