By ZACHERY PER
THE provincial coordinating monitoring committee (PCMC) was launched last week to prevent duplication of service deliveries in Simbu province.
The PCMC, under the provincial and local level services, was launched by Chief Secretary to the Government Manasupe Zurenouc in Kundiawa.
Simbu is one of the first in the country to roll out the PCMC to coordinate the functions of various service providers, including Government, statutory organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and national entities in the province.
Under the National Strategic Plan (NSP) and Vision 2050, Simbu was one of the pilot provinces to put on trial service improvement initiatives where a team of experts were tasked to spend five months conducting training and workshops for both provincial and district public servants.
The team presented final reports to the Central Agency Coordinating Committee and recommended to the National Executive Council for funding.
Mr Zurenouc said these were done in consultation and collaboration with private, public sectors, collecting data and information in preparation for the service delivery mechanism model.
“For Simbu to get PCMC is a vote of confidence for the Simbu administration,” he said.
The committee will be made up of the provincial administrator, his deputies, provincial management team and other stakeholders including national agencies and statutory bodies in the province.
It will coordinate and monitor service deliveries to the people in the districts where no two organisations would be allowed to offer the same services.
Present to witness the opening were National Fiscal Commission director Dr Nao Badu, Department of Personnel Management secretary John Kali, Chuave MP Jim Nomane, Godfrey Yerua from the Education Department, Simbu Governor Fr John Garia, Simbu administrator Joe Kunda and other provincial programme managers.