PM Urge Public Servants to Unite and Serve

Prime Minister James Marape has challenged Public Servants to unite as one and serve Papua New Guinea with an unwavering commitment.

He said this in Port Moresby at the Sir John Guise Stadium while delivering his keynote address at the Public Service Dedication ceremony on January 5th this year.

PM Marape said there are about 133,802 public servants who are on fixed income, including the politicians which is about 1.3 per cent of the country’s total population, placing a moral obligation on public servants to serve diligently.

“A substantial payout of K4.72 Billion was made during the last pay cycle of 2023 (pay 26) recognizing the hard work and dedication of the public service work force, notably parliamentarians were excluded from this payment,” said the Prime Minister.

More money goes to the districts, provinces, and more money coming to the departments and agencies therefore make the most of it to serve our country better because not doing so is deconstructing your country which one day you and I will retire to, said the Prime Minister.

 PM Marape stressed that Public Servants and politicians operate on high budgets than ever before with an increased allocations to Districts, Provinces and Departments.

“I encourage you to leverage these resources for optimal service delivery”.

“I call on Public servants to come to work and know simple things like ethics, motive must be correct and focus on service delivery” he added.

PM Marape was focused on the broader responsibility Public servants have in the service delivery to the nation, as the public services dedication ceremony sets the tone for the year ahead.

PM Marape called for unity and a dedicated service to resonate among public servants, setting the stage for a year of collective commitment to building a more prosperous and united Papua New Guinea.  “Unite for the common cause of the country, building the nation in service delivery”, declared Prime Minister James Marape, echoing a call for collective effort and commitment.