Department receives extra K2mil


THE Provincial and Local-Level Government Department has received an additional K2 million in their 2019 budget to drive service delivery programmes to the villages, Intergovernment Relations Minister Kevin Isifu says.
“We will also be recruiting additional 42 new officers this year because the Department of Personnel Management has approved our new structure including the new Border Management Division.”
Isifu said they had additional funds after the Government had abolished the Border Development Authority.
“This year we have important decentralisation reforms to deliver under the Provincial and Local Government Service Monitory Authority (Plasma).
“Because of these reforms, the national government gave us an extra K2 million to drive the reforms for the first time.
“Now that we have it under Plasma, it must be effective.
“Now that we have lots of money, let us use it wisely.
“We must quickly roll out the ward recorder book programme to all the 89 districts this year. So this is an important programme.
“We now have the Border Management Division and we have some important programmes along the international borders.
“I would like us to focus on this area and make sure our national security is paramount.
“And through these important programmes, we are managing this country.”
Isifu said that when welcoming staff for the 2019 year at the Kitpeng Building. He also announced that the government had extended Dickson Guina’s position for the next five years as the Secretary for the Provincial and Local Level Government Department.
Guina urged his staff to be disciplined in implementing the department’s plans this year.