Public servants

Call for prosecution of 19 public servants in Vanuatu

The commission has been investigating the alleged misuse of European development funds totalling more than $US1.3 million, intended for biofuel projects in Torba, Penama and Malampa provinces.

The Daily Post reported among those the commission has named are the French energy company UNLCO, the former prime minister and Malekula MP Sato Kilman and the Ambrym MP Albert William.

The commission found that the funds earmarked for the biofuel projects had almost all been depleted without any development.

     

Vanuatu to ban govt workers from operating public transport

Andrew Napuat has asked the chief executive of the Port Vila Land Transport Authority to cancel public servants' memberships to allow those who are unemployed to get involved in the industry.

The Minister said he intended to introduce legislation banning public servants as well as tour companies from owning a bus or a taxi.

 

     

Scheme to lift productivity of Vanuatu public servants

RNZ reports Charlot Salwai launched the programme in Port Vila on Tuesday in front of more than 500 public servants.

Mr Salwai said it was important to drive the performance of all public servants so they can improve their productivity and service delivery.

He said after 36 years of independence he was very happy to see the public service embrace innovative programmes to help achieve the government's priorities.

Vanuatu PSC restricts social media access

A memo issued by the Commission's acting secretary Jacques Gedeon said requests to use social media must be approved by the PSC Secretariat before access is enabled.

RNZI correspondent Heather Maraki said work was getting underway to implement the social media restrictions, which had already provoked a strong response from public servants.