Trail of failed projects prompts need for more govt officers to be trained

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

Auki

Facilitator of the Project Management training currently in Auki, Steven Shadrach Amasia from IPAM.

IT is identified that there is a need for government officers to train or further their knowledge and skills on project management.

Mr Steven Shadrach Amasia from IPAM under the Ministry of Public Service who is currently facilitating a training on project management in Auki made the statement yesterday.

He said according to experience by Solomon Islands government the country has lots of failed projects.

Amasia said the failures came about because those who are managing or implementing the projects lack proper skills and knowledge on project management.

He said it can seen anywhere with government projects as lots of them fail to reach completion.

This directly impedes development in the country.

“So the MPS sees when projects were failed or project funds were not properly executed, this is because people don’t have knowledge, skills, competency and capacity.

“However, the importance is to equip these people with necessary skills and knowledge so that they can successfully manage the projects,” he said.

Amasia said this is the area of improvement the ministry is looking at and came up with the training for government officers.

“One general important aspect of project management is if we able to successfully completed projects it will encourage donors for assistance.

“The same is also when we don’t have proper skills and knowledge and continued to fails, it will discourage donors from assistance,” he said.

Amasia said those are the areas the training is targeting to ensure people have proper capacity to do the work.

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