The Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILAG) have embarked on a new policy initiative concerning reinforcing and empowering public sector workforce to ensure effective performance by public servants throughout the various tiers of our government system.

PILAG is a Premier Government training Institution that aims to forge a new generation of future leaders in the Public Sector through various relevant and targeted training programs.

Chief Executive Officer, Mr Michael Barobe, when presenting the submission to Hon. Soroi Eoe, Minister for Public Service and Member for Kikori, said the initiative will help boost the financial capability of PILAG to sustain itself to be able to perform its mandated roles in providing relevant and sustainable training services for the Public Sector.

The presentation was made by CEO to the Minister last Month Thursday (21 May 2020) in a significant gathering witnessed by Department of Personnel Management (DPM) Secretary and Interim Chairlady, Ms Taies Sansan and senior officers from PILAG and DPM at the Bully Beef Conference room, Waigani Campus, Port Moresby.

Public Service Minister, Hon. Eoe in his response said it is a vital policy initiative that will encompass and address our current government’s strategic development agenda and policy pronouncements about making the public service delivery effective and efficient.

The Minister said he will present the submission in the next National Executive Council (NEC) sitting for cabinet deliberation.

He urged the PILAG Management to beef up the capacity of the regional training centres to be able to deliver more competency based training that is tailored and targeted to meet the demand of the Public Service Sector at sub-national level.

He added that he is available to support PILAG in anyway possible as the Minister responsible to ensure it keeps up to its mandated role.

CEO Barobe said PILAG was privileged to have Hon. Minister to personally receive the submission in the company of his Vice Minister, Hon.Johnson Wapunai, adding that the Minsters’ visit highlight their support for PILAG.