Take job seriously, dept staff told

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EMPLOYEES of a Government department have been warned “no one is safe” as far as their jobs are concerned.
National Planning and Monitoring Minister Richard Maru told department staff during a dedication service yesterday that they must take their jobs seriously.
“We are planning for the nation and we must take our jobs seriously. No one is safe in this place.”
Maru said with the launching of the Medium Term Development Plan, members of the staff and management had a duty to deliver for the people.
He also reminded them to put God first in their work.
Reflecting on the life of King Solomon in the Bible, Maru said he was just and prosperous because he sought wisdom from God.
“If we are ever going to succeed this year, we need the wisdom, knowledge and skills from God.
“All the bad habits, drinking – and 10 percent (of people) in this department have to go. (Before) you forget, we are public servants.”
Acting Secretary Koney Samuel reminded the officers of their responsibilities.
“We must be loyal, committed, and respect each other,” he said.
“We don’t live for ourselves, we live for others as well.
“The Department of National Planning is one of the most important departments (because it) plans for our country.”
He said if everyone aligned themselves with God, “we won’t go wrong”.
Meanwhile, Maru told divisional heads to provide their work plans for the year by next Friday.
“I need donors to understand us and help us deliver our plans. Our number one priority is to grow the economy so that we can build a prosperous future for our country,” Maru said.


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