MINISTER RAISES CONCERN OVER ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANTS IN PUBLIC SERVICE


February 22, 2021 - 711 views

Public Service Minister Hon. Joe Sungi has raised serious concerns on the engagement of consultants in the Public Service by departmental heads and heads of line agencies.

The Minister said, consultants are doing the job for departmental heads when heads of agencies should be competent enough to perform their roles.

 Minister Sungi said, consultants should only be brought in for a short period of time with a specific task which should be clearly stated in the provisions of their terms of reference.

 “If you are appointed to perform the role then you must know the job to perform it. Why get an advisor to do the job for you? Because when the advisor is paid to do your job - it simply means you are being paid for doing nothing”.

 The Public Service Minister said, the engagement of consultants must involve and enable transfer of skills to substantive holders of positions.

 Mr Sungi said, advisors should be mentors and should be at the Pacific Institute of Leadership. Minister Sungi said, that is the message from the Prime Minister Hon. James Marape. T

 Sungi made these remarks when addressing Department of Personnel Management staff at their first staff meeting for 2021 last week where he also welcomed the Vice Minister for Public Service Hon. Salio Waipo.

 

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Nai, 5 days ago
Please look at Morobe Provincial Government as well.