Expect reforms in civil service: PM
November 17, 2014 6:20 pm
The Government is more determined to reform the civil service to make it more efficient and respond to the needs of all Fijians.
This will include an assessment of performance and restructuring.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says all Ministries are linked and there’s a need to ensure civil servants are selected on merit.
“Selection based on meritocracy results not only in improved efficiency but also naturally results in a diversity of staffers being chosen reflecting gender and marginalised groups. We also cannot have incompetency or turf warfare between ministries because this will be to the detriment of our country.”
Bainimarama has also called on all the Ministries to work with government to achieve changes that are needed.
“Foreign Affairs, like every Ministry, can do better. It can be more representative of the broader Fijian community. It can work more holistically with the rest of Government to achieve our broader objectives. And like the rest of the Civil Service, it can be more efficient and responsive as it carries out its duty to broaden and enrich Fiji’s relationship with the world.”
The Government says these reforms will ensure all ministries are focused on collaboration to guarantee government objectives are met.