Dept launches 2011 plan

National, Normal

The National – Friday, February 11, 2011

THE Department for Community Development launched its annual operational plan for this year yesterday, in the presence of more than 50 staff members and officers.
Secretary Joseph Klapat, assisted by his two deputies Betty Billy and Isabelle Salatiel, cut the ribbon to the annual plan and the cake yesterday to officially mark the launching.
“This plan symbolises the birth of a new vision.
“It provides all our staff and stakeholders with clarity around what we plan to do over the next 12 months and holds us accountable for it,” Klapat said.
He added it was a living document that provided a way for people to question, inform and discuss the department’s direction.
“For the first time, this annual operational plan marks a comprehensive process of integrated planning from within the department to all provincial administrators.
“It aims to reflect a national department plan with strategic alignment of provincial community development division plans to integrated community development division plans to the ICD (integrated community development) policy,” Klapat said.
The plan, Klapat stressed, focused on partnership for development and outlined a strategic alignment to Vision 2050, PNG development strategic plan (DSP) 2010-30 and medium term development plan (MTDP) 2011-15 and department legislations and policies.
The plan was put together by a team effort by managers through an intensive review of last year’s operational plans and its strategic development through financial and human resource assessment since last November.
He expressed his gratitude to the planning project team, managers, advisers and staff who contributed to the plan and urged them to implement it as a team.
Klapat added that in doing so, was value added to the department’s objective,  making it a high performing government department.