Public servants have become uncaring and inefficient: Geingob

10 Feb 2014 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 10 FEB (NAMPA) – Prime Minister Hage Geingob has called on public servants to avoid corruption and nepotism in the public sector.
He made these remarks during the Office of the Prime Minister’s New Year’s staff address in the capital on Friday morning, saying public servants should strive for transparency, equality, accountability and effective service delivery.
Civil servants from various departments, including public service management, public service information technology, the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAN), and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) attended the meeting.
Geingob said public service employees have become ‘indifferent, uncaring and outrightly inefficient’, which has brought the whole civil service into disrepute.
However, it is a situation which can be overcome with renewed commitment, vigour and foresight, the Premier said, adding that public servants should strengthen the public's trust in Government.
“I would like all of us to walk out of here with renewed zeal to make Namibia the best country it can be.
That means better education, better health services, low crime rates, reduced unemployment, increased productivity and a better social support network.
“In other words, the civil service must concentrate on service delivery,” he advised.
Geingob also suggested that if everyone is made to be personally responsible for what he/she does in their working lives, maybe things would get a whole lot better.