The National – Wednesday, June 29, 2011
THE unprofessional and unflattering conduct of the secretary for the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) John Kali to participants of the PSWDP 3rd graduate development programme (GDP) cannot go unchallenged.
As a participant, I would like to highlight some of the areas that are deemed imperative in the successful implementation of this programme.
The objective of GDP is to bring in young and vibrant graduates from the tertiary institutions, train and induct them into the public life to be agents of change in our public service.
Our foundation has just started and it should be of utmost importance to DPM because a good foundation brings with it good leaders of tomorrow.
These are the leaders that will change the overall perception of what people have about public service and bring it to the next level.
However, the foundation of the participating graduates is shaky because of the lack of communication between participating line agencies and DPM.
Graduates participating in the programme have not been assigned to a graduate level position even though the one year probationary period expired in March.
The DPM cannot tell graduates to be patient given the current unfriendly economic state our country.
How can we achieve Vision 2050 when such matters are not attended to?
As all these issues have yet to be addressed, how can Kali call this programme a success?
Can he come out of his comfort zone and attend to fundamental issues?