Province lacks service mechanisms

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday March 12th, 2014


Jiwaka does not have public service machinery,  Banz ward councillor Peter Ak told the commission reviewing the Organic Law on Provincial and Local Level Governments on Monday.

“If it is to do with the national executive council or department personnel management, the public service machinery must be in place. We don’t have the public service machinery in place,” he said.

Community leader Benedict Malye said the public service machinery had to be in place so that service delivery could take place.

That public service machinery was lacking, he said. 

Acting deputy administrator for Western Highlands James Papa Ugl told the inquiry that nothing was happening. 

“There are councillors but no chambers, no meetings. The council administrative body is not there. They just collect allowances and there are no meetings. There is no district public service machinery,” Ugl said.

Two district administrators were not present in the districts when the commission visited them.