Zurenuoc warns against wholesale changes

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The National, Thursday October 10th, 2013


Chief Secretary Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc has cautioned against wholesale changes to the Organic Law on provincial and local level governments.

Zurenuoc, a veteran of the system as former Morobe administrator and then secretary for provincial and local level governments, said the biggest loser would be the people because there would be no service delivery as a direct consequence of these changes.

“The Organic Law has always been a scapegoat,” he said at the inquiry into the law in Port Moresby yesterday.

“It is costly and causes service disruptions to the public service.”

“The real casualty is service delivery. When we keep changing and changing the system, instead of our public servants focused on service delivery, which is their number one responsibility, they get caught up in attending training workshops and restructure,” he said.

“We need to cut back the training workshops, cut the restructures and get on with the job.

“We’re not doing that.

“When you introduce news changes to the structure, you keep on introducing training and restructure forever and ever.

“When you make changes, you must be mindful of the consequential changes that come with it.”