Locked doors give staff half-day work

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 29th August, 2012

THE doors to the Community Development office in Port Moresby were locked yesterday, leaving workers waiting for half the day before resuming work.
The lock-out followed former Community Development Department secretary Joseph Klapat turning up for duty.
“We are confused who is our boss because Anna Solomon had been acting on the top job,” a source, who did not want to be named, said.
The source added Klapat was removed several months ago by then minister and member for Moresby Northeast Andrew Mald.
“We are confused and frustrated because this incident will not go down well with our daily programmes as the staff are mentally disturbed,” the source said.
The source said their door locks were changed and locked over the National Covenant Day weekend.
This incident affected the public who went there for their personal businesses and after almost mid-day, the doors to the birth registry office opened to the public.
Solomon and Klapat declined to comment.
New minister Loujaya Toni had a brief talk in her office before rushing off  and could not be reached for comment.