civil servants

Legislative Drafting Workshop for Vanuatu civil servants

The workshop, which is held annually or upon department or Ministry request, covered the processes involved in legislative drafting that any government body needed to be prepared for when working on any legislation.

Through the workshop, participants were actively involved in simulation exercises on what real legislative drafting involves and how following through all necessary processes is key in achieving a well-drafted legislation that delivers on its policy focus.

Vanuatu civil servants help authorities eradicate Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

The Vanuatu Public Service Commission has approved the release of employees under each ministry to be engaged in the CRB State of Emergency that is currently happening at Mangaliliu.

About 100 officers from within these ministries are engaged in eradication programme.

The Government has declared a state of emergency in parts of the island of Efate due to an infestation of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle.

The order covers north-west Efate, from Gideon’s Landing to Arar Point and parts of Lelepa island.

Vanuatu PM berates civil servants' tardiness

He said he wouldn’t tolerate seeing government employees waiting outside for locked offices to be opened up.

"I have agreed to pay you well and I also expect you to deliver on your job descriptions", he said.

Mr Salwai has also called on all department directors to ensure they don't turn away members of the public seeking answers.

"I don't want to hear the usual phrase 'mi no save' (I don't know) that Government employees use to tell people who ask questions", said Mr Salwai.