BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
THE ministry of public service (MPS) has applauded its sister ministry, the ministry of fisheries and marine resources for staging a management workshop for its officers.
“I wish to thank MFMR in leading other government ministries and institutions in organising such management workshop bridging its senior fisheries officers to acquire basic yet fundamental knowledge and skills of implementing public performance management at the ministerial level,” Ministry of Public Service’s (MPS) Under Secretary for Workforce Management and Supervising Permanent Secretary, Mr David Suirara said when addressing heads of Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, staff and guests at MFMR’s official opening of its Public Service Performance Management (PMP) workshop at the OG conference room yesterday.
He said that this platform should be utilised by MFMR officials to identify common challenges and shortfalls that hinder the delivery of PMP as the same time search for better simple practical ways of combating problems encountered in the implementation of PMP.
In relation, Suirara stressed that while aware restructuring with focus on organisational restructuring and increased capacity development remains a top priority for MFMR, for a ministry that settles as one of the productive sector ministries with the responsibility to generate income and offer fisheries, there are occasions where the welfare and conditions of public servants are perceived as second priority.
He added that it is his hope that as the workshop concludes, participants are well aware that one of the many official responsibilities of their deputy directors is to ensure that all fisheries officers who perform exceptionally well in leadership or in delivery of assigned projects and tasks in line to their respected JDs need to be recognised and rewarded both by MFMR and MPS.
“Hence, these public officers are expecting promotion and increments at the beginning of a new year. In order for this scenario to happen both senior and junior officers must understand the whole process of developing and collectively implementing PMP requirements,” said Suirara.
He noted that the workshop is a historic occasion given that it is the second refreshing workshop for representatives from MFMR’s 6 divisions with the inclusion of two bilateral and multilateral fisheries institutional strengthening projects, MSSIF and PROP.