Public Servants Ready to Uphold Core Values

Public Servants Ready to Uphold Core Values

More than 50 Public Servants are prepared   to lead ethically after completing three days intensive course on Decision Making on Ethical Leadership  in early March.

Acting Secretary for  the Department of Personnel  Management (DPM) Ms Taies  Sansan said Public Servant can be leaders in effectively delivering services at the national, provincial and district levels.

“To shape the future of our nation we need leaders that are ethical, capable and values-based despite different places and organizations public servants represent,” Ms Sansan said.  

The course covered core values as honesty, integrity, accountability, respect, wisdom and responsibility.

The group included public servants from central agencies and provincial representatives from Gulf, Milne Bay, Oro and Western provinces.   

One of the  participants, Ms Blanche Bino who  works with Planning   Division at Oro Provincial Administration believed that all public servants can be values-based leaders.

She says she is a leader in her own right making contribution to her own organization.

“Ethics and the core values are very important as they uphold transparency, fairness , and justice,” Ms Bono said.

Since the inception of the program in Pacific leadership and Governance Precinct, more than 1, 200 people have benefitted of which 50 percent are women.  The program is a partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia, that is supporting the development of ethical, capable public sector leaders.