Public servants

Judge: Public servants must not steal

They are entrusted with the responsibility to perform their roles with utmost honesty, to deliver the goods and services to the people and not go into business themselves.

This was stressed by Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika today when he sentenced a senior public servant from the Wabag District Treasury Office, and a Civil Works coordinator, to eight years in prison with hard labour.

45 in ENB to graduate from IPA

The Islands Regional Training Centre's 2nd graduation, at the Vunadidir campus, will see two batches receive their certificate in middle management.

Registrar Joe Penias told Loop PNG that it took three months to complete the management program, which consisted of 5 units.

 "Most of the students here are from the public service, as the program is to do with management within the government sector," he said.

If they wish to continue, it would take them one year to get a diploma. "From there they can apply to universities to get a degree."


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Kali urges public servants to uphold values

Public servants have been urged to uphold values drawn from the Constitution, Christian principles, traditional societies and corporate world.

Kali urges public servants to uphold values

Secretary for Department of Personnel Management, John Kali says there are six values that the public service needs to uphold in daily decision making and conduct.

These are honesty, integrity, accountability, respect, wisdom and responsivity.

Kali said public servants must be honest and always stand up and speak out for the truth.

They must have integrity and moral ethical principles in their private and public life in a manner that attracts respect, trust and sense of dependability.

Public servants challenged to change

Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari urged public servants at the dedication service in Port Moresby on Tuesday to change their attitude and conduct.

Lupari said 2017 should begin with a change to be more effective, accountable and responsible and take ownership of many of the issues faced today.

“It means that we must get rid of our bad habits and practices as we simply can’t continue that path that we have traveled in the past. 

“The people of PNG depend on us in making sure that we implement policies and programs,” he said.

Dedication service hosted for public servants

The service was hosted for the first time at the Sir john Guise Indoor Complex and facilitated by the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion.

The event marked the official prayer and dedication year for all public servants throughout the country.

The theme for the dedication service was ‘Servants of God Chosen and Called to Serve’.

The ceremony was attended by Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari with all department heads to open the new public service year.

Lupari urges public servants to work and deliver

However, Lupari in a statement said the key challenge for the government is not so much economic issues but the ability of the Public Service to deliver.

“The Public Service continues to be a major obstacle to implementation and delivery of the government policies and programs," said Lupari.

“It is important that every public servant in the country reflect on our performance in 2016 and start 2017 with a change in attitude and take greater ownership."

He said changes in attitude were evident in 2016, "and must build on these improvements in 2017".

Department to host public servants’ dedication service

The public servants’ prayer dedication day will be held on Friday, January 6, at the Sione Kami Memorial Church in Port Moresby.

Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari with all department heads will attend the ceremony to open the new public service year.

The event will start at 9am with the National Anthem and Pledge, led by the Correctional Service band.

A recital of public service Oath will be made with an address by Lupari before the dedication prayer.

Judge: Public servants must serve with honesty

Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika said money is essential to growth and development and when public servants misuse it, as in the case of Jeffery Yakopya, development is retarded.

“The role of public servants is to implement government decisions to deliver the goods and services to the people of this country and not to go into business themselves and run those businesses,” said Sir Gibbs.

“Any diversion and deviation from these responsibilities has its dire consequences and the court must not shy away from meeting out the consequences with severity.

Medical cover for public servants

Department of Personnel Management Secretary John Kali said negotiation had already started with the Public Employees Association (PEA).

He said the parties also agreed that insurance cover for public servants will be resolved through an MoU for individual cover.

The parties encourage all public servants to take individual cover with PEA.