Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism Viliame Gavoka
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism Viliame Gavoka expressed confidence in the public service sector this morning.
Gavoka took this stance while inaugurating the 2023 Melanesia Sub-Regional Tok-Talanoa in Suva hosted by the Fiji Ministry for Civil Service, Fiji Public Service Commission, and the Public Service Fale, New Zealand Public Service Commission.
Gavoka emphasizes the need for a solid public service foundation in order to have an effective government apparatus.
“I can confidently say that in Fiji’s case, we are led by a great team of Public Service Commissioners and permanent secretaries.”
Gavoka says leadership in public service is about stewardship and accountability, not position or privilege.
He stresses that the values of integrity and ethics are intertwined with good leadership.
This is the first time the Tok-Talanoa is being held in Suva and Gavoka acknowledges the Public Service Fale’s leadership and support in establishing the meeting of Melanesian public service leaders.
Discussions from the gathering will be taken up in a public service forum for Pacific Public Service Commission leaders hosted by the Public Service Fale in New Zealand later this year.