The National, Friday, June 3rd 2011
THE government’s current goods and service delivery mechanism is ineffective and unreliable.
The rural majority, who made up nearly 80% of the 6.5 million people, are experiencing extreme poverty due to current deteriorating basic government services.
In last Friday parliament sitting, the acting prime minister emphasised Vision 2050 and the development strategic plan (DSP) 2010-30 as the most significant policy reforms ever mounted by the government.
A policy reform by the NA-led government?
Are those plans tools to empower the various institutions to deliver much needed services in remote locations in PNG or is the NA-led government remodelling the existing inefficiency in the delivery system so that they could improvise the delivery mechanism?
As the current delivery mechanism is ineffective, the government is hoping a new integrated model will improve the circumstances.
The people want a complete change of attitude.
They demand disciplined visionary leaders who can logically analyse development trend at local and national level and chart the course of mv PNG where sustainable basic services are delivered and the people’s confidence restored.
Seriously, the rural folks are not expecting much from Vision 2050 and DSP 2010-30 as they were not widely consulted and involved in the planning process.
Thus, the people will not take ownership of this new integrated delivery model and I doubt provincial or district management teams will be able to deliver services effectively.
Furthermore, the district services improvement programme is operating without any plan, so they resort to cut and paste old outdated plans to make up one.
This is ridiculous.
Gilford Famudi Yune