Garia has high praise for Chimbu servants

Highlands, Normal

CHIMBU Governor Fr John Garia has said that public servants in his province are very effective in implementing government decisions with limited resources.
Garia said it was the commitment and dedication of the public services machinery under the leadership of administrator Joe Kunda Naur that allowed   politicians in the province to speak from grandstands that they have delivered.
He further placed Simbu first in the highlands and third in Papua New Guinea in terms of service delivery.
Garia said public servants understood the fact that they were up against other well financed provinces in service delivery. Therefore, the commitment and dedication of these public servants has resulted in the success of service delivery.
The governor called on authorities in Port Moresby to emulate Chimbu  public servants. The governor also reiterated his earlier call that he had the best provincial administrators.
He praised Naur  and Martha Anton from the provincial treasury department for their tireless efforts in implementing government policies on service delivery. 
The governor said this during the launching ceremony of the construction of the Gumine-Karimui road and DSIP presentations by the Minister for Lands and Physical Planning and Member for Gumine,  Lucas Dekena at Omkolai High Schoollast week.
The road is funded by the national government at the initial cost of K20 million .
Dekena also allocated an additional K100,000 towards mobilisation costs.
Also present at the occasion were acting Prime Minister, Don Polye, Internal Security Minister Sani Rambi, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Highlands Region) Simon Kauba and director of Motor Vehicles Insurance Trust Dr John Mua.
Speaking at the occasion, Anton said that the allocation of funds by members and their JDPPC committees must first be in order if people want to see and enjoy the services.
The treasurer said this was the case with Gumine which saw an increase in service delivery.
She said her division complied with directions of the JDPPC only as custodians of government funds and not decision-makers.
Naur, on the other hand, thanked the governor for their continuous support towards members from the province in their endeavors to develop their districts.
He also said public servants must not mislead politicians but help them deliver services to the people.