Public Service Minister, Honourable Westly Nukundj is calling on major corporate entities in the country to partner with the government in empowering public servants by developing public sector capacities.
Minister Nukundj made this remarks while commending SP Brewery Foundation Inc. for its partnership with the government through the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILAG). Under this partnership PILAG has been training public servants on a six-week Certificate in Leadership and Governance Program.
A program which started in 2016 and will continue after an announcement by SP Brewery to continue this support at a cost of K250, 000 per annum.
Minister Nukundj officiated at the 2nd graduation of 34 public servants from the Momase Region, who graduated last Friday (August 16 2019) at the Lae International Hotel.
He said this Public Private Partnership was a testimony of corporate entity passionate on taking social responsibility to help develop capacities in the public sector.
The government is making progresses in development of public sector capacities in leadership and management.
By enhancing public sector performance through training, PILAG is now aligning itself to the greater Vision 2050.There is also a draft policy in place on Public Service Human Resource Development Strategic Plan committed to develop and train high performing public servants.
The Minister congratulated the graduands and encouraged them to be leaders in their respective areas in the public service sector. He said the Government is now looking at appointing public servants to senior positions on merit.
He applauded the outgoing General Manager for SP Brewery, Stan Joyce for his tireless support through the Foundation in developing future leaders in the Public Sector.