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Date Posted: Tue, Feb 03 2009, 07:22:07pm

Serious flaws in Govt: Abal
THERE is a gulf between provincial and local level governments that must be bridged before PNG can really progress, a senior government minister says.
Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Sam Abal last Friday admitted there were serious flaws in government systems that, over time, had cost rural Papua New Guineans dearly.
He said there were flaws not only in the types of structures that were in place but also in the competence of many State entities and organisations, especially in the link between provincial and local level governments and their ability to effectively deliver Government services.
However, this was something that the Government had now realised and was working towards rectifying.
According to Mr Abal, the problem was aggravated under the provincial and local government reforms more than 10 years ago, when functions were transferred to provinces and districts but with no reciprocate funding.
The former Enga administrator said these problems existed when he was in charge of the province and still did.
However, with the recent revisiting of the reform laws, he hoped the situation could be improved.
He said it was all the more important now because of the huge amounts of money that were being pumped into the provinces under the National Budget.
“In this year’s budget alone, there is about K870 million going to the provinces and K396 million to the districts.
“The time for playing politics is over because when we do that, the people suffer.”
This disconnection and its impact on the delivery of goods and services were also discussed at the LNG meet last week in Port Moresby.
He said it was an issue he and other Government ministers discussed on several occasions with various financiers.
“They wanted to know the ability of the country and its established structures to handle the huge amounts of money that would come with the project,” Mr Abal said.

Cut & Paste from today's (3 Feb 2009) National

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[> Subject: Re: Stop preaching and do something about it, Mr Abal

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Date Posted: Tue, Feb 03 2009, 07:24:56pm

Mr Abal has been going to the media with sweet talks for nothing. This is not only Abal but all the so-called politicians. He (Abal) has been the Administrator of Enga for some donkey years and he literally did nothing as he was a Ipatas puppet. And now he is a senior minister but yet cannot do anything other than his media exaggeration and his a NA & co. puppet.

What a shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!

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Date Posted: Wed, Feb 04 2009, 07:52:27am

Little uncle sam's descriptive narration of the systematic deficiencies in the overall government mechanism is even more older than himself but never has he, in all levels of capacities he has being in, attempted any corrective measures.

His superficial narration which has no structured solution does create an atmosphere of infinite shame.

"Which specific structural deficiencies does he refer to in the current government mechanism and what corrective measures need to be undertaken to attain what levels of increased delievery of goods and services in the rural engan communities?"

Are his bundle of half-baked advisors wrong in this particular issue or had he made an unintended speech?

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Date Posted: Thu, Feb 05 2009, 10:50:04am

"However, with the recent revisiting of the reform laws, he hoped the situation could be improved."

Hoping for the best to happen? and When can that be? Is he one of the senior ministers, a career public servant, well endowed with the bottlenecks and problems of the state infrastucture? I am saddened to read that, "he is hoping the reforms would improve the situation" .. No wonder, we have blind leaders who dont know what the impact of a policy decision change would have on the general population. All they do is hope something might happen. That shows incompetency in such leaders who make decisions over a beer or get advise from re-cylcled politicians or would be political advisors who know nothing but become leaces and fleas, trying to suck out all the money they can grab a hand on.

Wise leaders already have a fair idea what will happen when they make a decision. Wise leaders are outcome based leaders, they base their decisions on precisely researched outcomes. They can be off in their predictions, maybe less than 10 percent at a time but, they know how to achieve a target, based on their decisions.

Mr. Abals hopes he would achieve something out of the reforms, that shows incompetancy, and in accuracy of policy decisions that are made over a few bottle of beer or just by merely discussing with some failed would be politicians and recycled advisors, who have been protituting their integrity for their survival.

My advise to Mr. Abal is, mix around with the flock that will give you good advise to make decisive decisions that would produce the outcome you predict, not making the decision and hope for the best. Brids of the same feather flock together, as the saying goes. If you mix around with recycled so called advisors, failed politicians, or your wantoks too much, you will never realise your full potential as a leader. Step out into the open and mix around with people who can give you the best advise and for sure you will not hope for the outcome, but, you will know the outcome before you make a decision.

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