Madang declares year of action

Momase, Normal

The National- Thursday, February 3, 2011


MADANG provincial administrator Ben Lange wants this year to be the one of implementation with the aim of weeding out slack public servants.

Lange said this during a luncheon with Governor James Gau early this week.

He said the delayed budget was due to technical problems and the recent change in governorship.

A total of K10 million of the budget had been allocated for administration costs.

“As the provincial administrator, I now want the public service machinery to start moving programmes ahead. 

“Anybody not performing and making excuses will see themselves starting to move.

“We have no more time for playing around.

“This year is the year of implementation and there should be no excuses from anyone. Whatever the Gau government wants to initiate will be carried out. 

“There will be no more talking but there will be more action,” he said.

Lange also thanked the LLG presidents for their support during Monday’s budget session.

Gau, in support, said that all bureaucratic red tape must be done away with so that services were delivered. 

He thanked Lange and his staff for their hard work and assured close cooperation and consultation, especially on the Manam issue.