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THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND HOME AFFAIRS VISITS THE STAFF OF ...
28/05/15

THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND HOME AFFAIRS VISITS THE STAFF OF HIS MINISTRY IN GANTSI

The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Edwin Jenamiso Batshu paid a visit to the staff of his Ministry in Gantsi on the 26th May 2015.The purpose of the visit was to meet the staff and attend to issues of staff welfare and appreciate the challenges they faced in delivering service to the public.He commended the employees of his Ministry;especially the Department of Labour and Social Security and Civil and National Registration for taking government services to the people in the hard to reach areas.The Minister acknowledged that it was the responsibility of public officers to serve the nation in a regular and reliable manner despite the limited resources at their disposal.He urged officers to be fully conversant with the Public Service Act,The General Orders,Financial Instructions and all other rules governing Public Officers.

Hon. Batshu advised public officers of his different departments to be accountable for the diligent performance of their duties and for the general success and /or failures of those they supervise.Officers were urged to deliver as per the mandate of the Ministry and refrain from complaining of shortage of staff,office space,transport,funds,stationary,internet,accommodation etc,as the government was very much aware and working towards availing the necessary resources.On corruption,the Minister said it was one of the biggest evils in our society;which undermined democracy as it was a barrier to human and economic development.Corruption reduced access to public services and diverted public resources for personal gain.The Minister therefore called  for the behaviour of all public officers to be above reproach.He further requested all officers-in charge of his departments to re-visit the Villages of Ncojane,Kole,Makunda and Karakubis where he had held kgotla meetings the day before,in order to address the grievances of the residents.

Minister Batshu elucidated on the continued monitoring and control of movement of expatriates in the country,programmes of women empowerment,issues surrounding the newly revised Society Act and the challenges of uncollected passport countrywide.Minister Batshu further pledged commitment to ensuring that customer care was improved and enhancement of the service delivery was accelerated.This is because the services of his Ministry were key to the development of the country,prosperity and economic growth.

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