PAPUA New Guinea’s chief secretary has conceded that the country’s public service is inadequate and contributing to what was termed the country’s “crumbling economy”
“Public services are failing because the enforcers are not delivering expected outcomes,” Isaac Lupari told staff of the Internal Revenue Commission this week in what PNG Today said was the first ever visit by a chief secretary to the commission.
He told staff to work as a team and increase their productivity levels “to support our crumbling economy”.
“A lot of issues within the public service stem from attitudes towards work which contribute to a major hindrance in the delivery of services,” he said.
He called on the staff to promote unity and team work in delivering services to the people, saying that the right attitude had a lot to do with cohesiveness.
He said public service machinery was a monster and it needed to function to see basic services trickling down to the people.