By Mike Puia
A total of 78 officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) are now equipped with skills and knowledge to use the Performance Management Process (PMP).
These officers were awarded certificates for completing the PMP training in Honiara last night.
Speaking at the certificate warding ceremony, Minister for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource Development (MFMRD), Mr John Maneniaru said the training fisheries officers completed fulfil the long term plans of the current government in building social and economic reforms that aims to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030.
Maneniaru said he is confident fisheries officers who completed the training will now know how to implement the PMP in their respective Divisions.
He said the experience gained in the training should be a bonus for fisheries officers as they are the frontline people to provide advice and assistance to his Ministry and to the public.
The PMP training comes in two set. The first set where about 30 attended was held in February. The second was held last month.
The PMP training was delivered by the Ministry of Public Service (MPS) in partnership with the National Parliament.
MPS Minister, Mr Connelly Sandakabatu, thanked staff of his Ministry for strengthening the work performance of public servants.
Sandakabatu said the PMP training fulfilled the current government’s national objective in ensuring that public institutes performed their work in a dynamic, accountable, transparent and high standard.
He said the training gives participants practical steps in translating their Ministry’s ministerial plan and working document into a PMP form.
Sandakabatu the training pave the way for facilitators and participants to focus on developing their Ministry’s corporate plan, strategic plan, divisions and annual individual work plans.
He said the completion of the training should send out signals that other government ministries and institutions should form cluster groups to address the problems and challenges that are facing the public service.
The Public Service Minister added the overall goal of the training is to increase the work performance of public servants.