Ministry focuses on building vibrant 'transformation army'
Addis Ababa, August 1, 2012 (WIC) ¬- The Ministry of Civil Service said that it is actively working to build effective, efficient and vibrant 'transformation army' in the new budget year.
It evaluated its as well as states' last budget year performance and also approved sector's plan at a three-day meeting hosted by the Oromia Civil Service and Good Governance Bureau.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Juneydi Saddo said that the key activity of the sector will be focusing on creating effective, efficient and vibrant civil servants through 'transformation army'
“The transformation army is a reform tool by which the country battles rent-seeking mentality and related malpractices and to effect rapid socio-economic development. Thus, its performance is measured by the role it plays inaccomplishing the civil service mission,” the Minister said.
Juneydi also indicated that strong strive and commitment must be in place in a move to create ethical civil servants and provide prompt service to citizens thereby ensuring a change initiative reform. This budget year, the sector is expected to bring fundamental change in service provision.
“ICT utilization also matters to sustain our communications, control and supervision activities and to widen the horizon of the 'army's' movement for reliable, and effective change,” he added.
State civil service bureaus have also presented their last budget year performance report and discussed strengths and weaknesses and shared experiences.
According to EH, ensuring good governance, fighting rent-seeking mentality and the effective utilization of reform tools were the thematic areas of the discussion.
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