Friday, March 24

Public Service Ministry needs Standardized System, says Minister Joof

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By: Lamin B. Darboe

Information Officer, PMO

The Minister of Public Service, Administrative Reform, Policy Coordination and Delivery has stated that his Ministry needs a standardized system that will be introduced across Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

Minister Baboucarr O. Joof was speaking on Friday during the official closing of a two-day “Planning Retreat” held at Sindola Hotel, Kanilai in the West Coast Region (WCR). The retreat was held to look at the new ministry’s work plans for both 2022 and 2023 respectively.

He urged his ministry’s senior staff to lead the standardization process with understanding adding that all they discussed during the Kanilai retreat needs to be seen happen in the ministry come next fortnight.

“We need to identify experts among us to come up with some team development work because these are leadership tools we need at this moment like collaborative leadership, service leadership, authentic leadership among others,” Honourable Joof explained.

The Public Service Minister reiterated that it is important that they come together occasionally to discuss the way forward for the ministry while expressing his happiness for agreeing to go out in near future to look at Performance Management System.

He said it has always been in his dream to change trajectory, to change the image, the impact, and the perspective of the civil service in the eyes of the communities and public.

“It will not be fair to maintain PMO and DSPD as they were before if we want to change, and I am convinced from this retreat here that we need a new framework to deliver these mandates than maintaining the status quo,” Minister Joof concluded.

During the retreat, the Senior Management Team dilated on the following topics: structure of the new Ministry, staff compliment for the ministry, presentations on the delivery and policy analysis mandates of the ministry, and review of various Unit’s work plans from September to December 2022, presentation on inspectorate/Monitoring, completion of the Program-Based Budget(PBB) 2023 and presentation on Commitment For Results (CFR) and Performance Management System (PMS).