Inductees told to be honest

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday August 6th, 2013

 FIVE newly-inducted officers of the lands division office in East New Britain have been encouraged to perform their duties diligently and be accountable by earning a day’s pay.

Deputy Lands Deparment Secretary, corportate affairs, Oswald Tolopa, who was in Kokopo last Friday to induct the five officers, said the exercise was to ensure officers who joined the public service carried out their duties according to the government system.

“When performing our duties we all should have at the back of our minds that we are not here for ourselves but to do it with our heart to serve the people,” Tolopa said.

“The fear of God must always be at the frontline in our lives.”

“The foundation and doing the best we can in our service to government and at home begins with our relationship with God and when we build that, we can effectively serve the government and do something for the rural people through the positions we hold.”

Tolopa said throughout the years, the department has struggled to see how best it could deal with problems in office and it must be understood that resources did not easily trickle down to provinces.

“But we have to earn a day’s pay to be accountable,” he said.

Tolopa said the department would be undergoing a restructure to support its corporate plan 2013-17.

“A structure only has a lifetime then it is reviewed because we can never be static in an organisation and the department has new things coming up with customary land issues on hand and functions to help empower districts,” he said.