GOVERNMENT’S bureaucracy has become an obstacle to many well intentioned policies, ideas and plans.
A Charles Rongovata from South Guadalcanal made the statement this week.
“It is supposed to be a system that ensures all government’s policies, ideas and plans are implemented with efficiency, effectiveness and consistently,” Mr Rongovata stated.
“Sadly, this is not the case- over the years a lot of government offices failed to deliver with efficiency and it gives rise to the popular saying ‘come back tomorrow’,” Mr Rongovata added.
The middle aged man said it is a real and big issue that public service ministry and other relevant bodies need to step in and do something.
“It shows for itself, now development initiatives are taking on the trend of ‘taking two steps forward and one step back’”, he said.
“It happens because we have a bureaucracy that is choking everything that comes its way,” Mr Rongovata added.
He urther pointed out that in most government ministries now, public servants are engaged in playing computer games or divulged in social networks during official hours.
“It’s a real cause of concern that people who supposed to be taking the lead in implementing government policies are engaging in unofficial related activities during official hours.
“We cannot move forward as a nation with such attitude, a line has to be drawn now to end this.
“There are incidences where files that are supposed to be passed on to another official is left unattended for days, weeks or even months,” the South Guadalcanal man stated.
He called on the ministry of public service and other relevant authorities to work together to discourage this unwanted attitude.
“Let’s create a bureaucracy that is robust and effective, one that can deliver with due diligence.”