Marape warns district officials

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Finance Minister James Marape,has told Parliament that provincial and district treasury officers who do not perform will be penalised.
In response to Wabag MP Dr Lino Tom’s questions on the performance of public servants, Marape said those who failed to deliver would be reprimanded.
He said districts and provincial treasury staff were not indispensible and if there were instances of them not supporting their governments, they should be reported by their MPs.
“Let me caution all district and provincial treasurers and their staff that they must isolate themselves from politics and report to the new members concerned who are at work,” Marape said.
“I will not tolerate staff who are abusive and not performing and who are also playing politics. They should be working above political lines.
“If there are instances of non-compliance to lawful direction or non-performance at work or absence from work we request that those instances be placed on report and in writing and forwarded to us.