Team work crucial, NCC boss says

The National,Tuesday June 28th, 2016

COOPERATION and working as a team towards a goal is what it takes to achieve outcomes, National Cultural Commission (NCC) acting executive director Casper Damien says.
He relayed that message to the National Film Institute (NFI) and National Performing Arts Troupe (NPAT) during a visit to Goroka over the weekend.
Damien visited the two NCC institutions to familiarise himself with the staff members, facilities and operations.
“I am new to the facilities and the staff here, therefore, my purpose to visit here as your new CEO (chief executive officer) is for  orientation,” he explained.
Damien said under NCC, they had NFI, NPAT in Goroka and the Institute of PNG Studies (IPNGS) in Port Moresby so they needed to work together.
He said although the Government was facing financial difficulties, which was affecting NCC, they needed to work together and utilise the resources they had.
He said NPAT was an icon which could lure many tourists to the country but due to the organisation being underfunded, operations of the institution were affected.
However, Damien said he would work with the Tourism, Arts and Culture minister to give the institutions a new look.
“We need your skills to lift this organisation. You are the very important skilled employees in the country,” he told staff members.
Damien said if staff members were to leave the organisation, it would be hard to replace them.