Lands Ministry to improve on its procedures
November 29, 2014 7:17 pm
The Ministry of Land is expected to implement a number of changes to its processes as a result of the public consultations held across the country.
Lands Minister, Mereseini Vuniwaqa says the ministry will also work towards consultations on specific issues.
Vuniwaqa says delays and uncertainty with their processes are two of the most common complaints they’ve received in their country-wide public consultations.
“I think it is a great start to the reform that we are taking in house and that of course links to the bigger picture the Public Sector Reform that the PSC is embarking on. We an arm of that and we are doing our part
in making sure the overall government agenda in the Public sector reform area is addressed.”
Vuniwaqa says new standard operating procedures manual has been drafted….
It’s expected to be finalized next month and piloted from the first quarter of 2015.
“We will get the officers to use the time line within SOP’s and if its is workable given the resources that we have in house by the end of first quarter we should be able to advertise ,publicize the time lines that members of the public would expect when they lodge an application with us.”
Vuniwaqa is adamant the consultations will continue from next year…
Also on the agenda is the need for more resources to enable the ministry to do more.