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03 May 2018

Minister Kapavore launches the Leadership & Governance course in Wewak District, East Sepik Province

Wewak District in East Sepik Province, is the third district in the country for its public servants to undertake the course of Leadership Management and Governance being enable by the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia, of which the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance is a core partner.

Minister for Public Service, Hon. Elias Kapavore said during the launching of the program that the government is, and will continue to pursue the long-term goals set out in PNG Vision 2050.

“We are focused on improving security, the delivery of quality services and empowering communities. We are focused on good governance and transparency, and our common factor in achieving these priorities will require our nation’s public servants to be at their best. To achieve our PNG Vision 2050, we must have a culture of excellence and inspiring leadership in the public sector. We intend on reaching out to public servants throughout the country to give them the right tools to be more efficient, effective and ethical in their work. It is not about money as the problem that we all talk about today, rather it is about good governance and honest leadership and management of the resources that the government is giving out to each of our respective provinces and districts that will enable us to achieve our developmental goals,” he said.

Through the Papua New Guinea and Australia government partnership, the precinct is building the capacity of current and emerging public sector leaders – working at an academic level, through vocational training and by encouraging discussion about important topics on good governance and leadership system. The course is supporting the government of Papua New Guinea’s through decentralizing priority through the development of leaders who can drive and improve service delivery at the provincial and district levels.

It is one of the mechanisms used to develop the capacity of public service to make it more efficient, effective and ethical.

“We need public servants who are ethical, capable and inclusive – and this is what is being achieved by the Precinct, Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance and the partnership between PNG and Australia, “said Kapavore.