Govt official hails Abau as model district in Central

National, Normal

The National, Monday 3rd June 2013

 ABAU district has been hailed as a model district in Central during a visit by national and provincial go­vernment officials last Wednesday. 

Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs de­puty secretary Dickson Guina said that Kupiano station was maintained, the administration was working and it was an eye opener. 

“Firstly we need to get the basics right. 

“There should be a stock-take on available infrastructure, what is missing and needs to established,” Guina told the people of Abau district. 

“We need to take note of the basic minimum requirements (minimum standards) for a district administration to deliver services.”

Public Service Minister Sir Puka Temu and Department of Personnel Management secretary John Kali planned the visits to districts because the Government focus was on districts with more money allocated to improve services. 

Kali said they wanted to make sure that local level governments knew how to implement services using the K500,000 in local level government services improvement programme. 

Guina said issues and constraints hindering service delivery would be presented to the Central Agencies Coordinating Committee after the one-on-one consultation with public servants of the district.

Abau district has three LLGs – Aroma, Cloudy Bay and Amazon – and has a population of more than 40,000 with 108 public servants serving the district.