Civil servants to wear name-tags

20 Jun 2014 14:50pm
OKAHANDJA, 20 JUN (NAMPA) – All civil servants will soon be required to wear name-tags, Prime Minister Hage Geingob announced on Thursday.
These badges will display the names of the respective civil servant, and should be worn during working hours.
This will make it easier for the public to report the particular public servant to the relevant authorities, if needs be.
The Premier made this announcement during the inauguration of the Okahandja shopping centre.
He explained that civil servants are expected to maintain and strengthen the public’s trust in Government, and a courteous delivery of services is vital to Namibia’s development.
Industry players in the private sector have an equal responsibility towards service delivery, he added.
“You can have excellent facilities, but if your service delivery is sub-standard, this will drive people away,” he stressed.
This announcement also comes ahead of the annual celebration of International Public Service Day on 23 June.
This Day is aimed at celebrating the value and virtue of public service to the community, highlight the contributions of public service in the development process, while recognising the work of public servants.