Public servants urged to stay neutral

The National,Friday July 1st, 2016

PUBLIC servants in Hela have been warned to remain politically neutral and concentrate on their work.
Komo-Magarima MP Francis Potape said some public servants had been “playing politics”.
Potape, one of the two candidates for the Hela acting governor’s seat, accused a senior public servant of siding with Koroba-Kopiago MP Philip Undialu, the other contender.
He said public servants must leave politics to politicians.
Potape said they have a big responsibility to implement government policies and directives to serve the people.
“We politicians are policy makers. We have our role to play,” he said.
Potape said in the best interest of the people, public servants must remain neutral and cooperate with their national leaders to serve the people.
“Divide-and-rule tactics will not get the province anywhere in terms of development and delivery of goods and services.”