POLITICAINS and public servants have been duplicating responsibilities and operating in isolation for the last 34 years, hospital administrators were told at a meeting last week.
Joseph Sukwianomb, from the public sector reform management unit of the Prime Ministers Department and National Executive Council, told hospital administrators in the Highlands region that politicians were making laws and signing cheque books for the purchase of items.
Mr Sukwianomb said this was causing confusion among public servants.
“Likewise, public servants have not performed their duties and responsibilities seriously and have not provided necessary advice to politicians.
“We have lost track. Roads have deteriorated, bushes have grown over district offices and everything is in total disarray,” he said.
Mr Sukwianomb said Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare launched the national strategic plan (NSP) vision 2050 last month in Port Moresby so that it could be used to help make development plans for PNG.
Mr Sukwianomb said the vision was for “PNG to be a happy, wealthy and united country by 2050 and the 40-year plan was aimed at achieving that.
The workshop for the senior health regional managers was conducted by the policy planning and legal division of the Health Department.