Naru upset with criticism

National, Normal

The National, Thursday October 17th, 2013


THE provincial bureaucracy needs to implement policies being endorsed by Tutumang  (provincial assembly) and not criticise them, Morobe Governor Kelly Naru says.

“It is insubordination for provincial programme advisers to criticise Tutumang policies,” he said.

He said the Morobe provincial government-Christian church partnership programme chairman Charlie Foike was upset with two articles in this newspaper on Monday and Wednesday respectively.

Naru said the bureaucracy provided budget drafts, allocated public servants to each district taken care by respective provincial programme advisers and implemented policies among jobs.

The provincial government (Tutumang) deliberated and endorsed the budgets and created policies for bureaucracy to implement, he said.

“It’s illogical for administrators and programme advisers to bite their own tails,” Naru said.

Foike said church organisations were pillars on earth upon which human activity emerged and prospered whether it was spiritual, social, physical or mental.

“Two milestone achievements in the province were the MPG-CCPP concept that allocated a tenth from internal revenue collection to churches and the Morobe Credit Guarantee Scheme.”