Aussies to boost district-level accountability

AS part of the Papua New Guinea government’s aim to improve service delivery, the Australian government has reportedly agreed to install an advisor for each of PNG’s 89 districts.
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This move was announced at the close of the Australia-Papua New Guinea Ministerial Forum yesterday, with this event also leading to an Economic Cooperation Treaty between the two nations which is yet to be ratified.

According to the Post-Courier, Public Service Minister Sir Puka Temu said there were nearly 200 Australian consultants in PNG who can be called upon for the advisory roles.

Their main job will be to ensure that of government services are delivered in accordance with PNG's 2013 budget.

"I am very happy with that because it will also help best practices, it will help the district administrators and his managers on the ground on how to manage the funds in a transparent accountable manner, it will help build the capacity of the district administrators office in terms of stationery, computers and process management, so I am very happy as Public Service Minister," Temu reportedly said.

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