District signs training deal with IPA

National, Normal

The National, Friday February 21st, 2014

 THE Bana district administration of South Bougainville, in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, will now be able to receive training for its public servants. 

That has been made possible following a recent signing of a training agreement between the PNG Institute of Public Administration (PNGIPA) – school of government, and the Autonomous Bougainville Government on behalf of the district administration 

The total cost for the training is K288,780 for 10 courses which will run for a year.

PNGIPA deputy director Russell Purai said there was a tremendous advantage and value the training delivery would bring to the district and the province. Purai said the training would be workplace-oriented.

“This is in response to the government’s concern about the ineffectiveness of public service, which as a result, goods and services do not reach the people,” he said.

“We believe this is the way forward to achieving an effective public service workforce. It is the kind of training we should be developing and offering to our public service in the country.” 

Bougainville deputy administrator operations Herbert Kimai said Bougainville was in a serious situation in terms of human capacity development and this would train the public servants to deal with autonomy and other issues.