Esau urges civil servants to do more with less

09 Feb 2018 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 09 FEB (NAMPA) - Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources employees have been urged to do away with overtime given the current economic situation.
Addressing his staff members here on Friday, the line Minister, Bernhardt Esau said civil servants should cultivate a culture of implementing what they are expected to do on time and avoid overlapping of work.
“It has become a culture now that people budget for overtime by not doing their job during normal working hours just to claim overtime,” said Esau.
He emphasised that the government will continue the budget controls and civil servants should continue with the policy of ‘doing more with less’.
“We must change our mind-sets in terms of how we view government financing, let us take personal responsibility for the way public resources are handled,” he urged.
Esau further encouraged the staff members to consult on policy matters in order to achieve the ministry’s mandate and vision on being the ‘Leading fishing nation’.