The National, Tuesday July 30th, 2013
Morobe Governor Kelly Naru continued his criticism of the public service machinery in the province over the weekend, this time calling on bureaucrats to serve faithfully in rural areas and not spend time unnecessarily in Lae.
Naru was speaking in Boana station, in Nawaeb district, during the groundbreaking ceremony of a K500,000 Boana road upgrading project.
“All public servants with a public vehicle must be stationed in the district to do your duties, enough of being complacent and not doing your job,” Naru said.
“Many district vehicles are seen in Lae every day and I am wondering if they are on official duties or just on recreational trips, while the people they supposed to serve are suffering in the districts.”
“I want to see efficiency in the delivery of services to our people in Morobe.
“The Government had made funding available and it is the duty of our public servants to ensure government projected budgets and commitments are honoured and disseminated for the smooth flow of all projects.”
“The lukewarm and laxity of our administration has derailed our plans for too long.
“As mandated leaders of the province I will not tolerate it anymore and demand a complete resuscitation of the administration duties to move our province from slumber.”
Deputy provincial administrator Patilias Gamato, who accompanied Naru, welcomed the challenge as constructive criticism.