GOVERNMENT ministries should be opening up for new graduates to join the public service.
That’s the view of the president of Malaita Ma’asina Forum Charles Dausabea.
Mr Dausabea was commenting on the suspension of a number of officials within the Ministry of Health and Medical Service over the $10 million health scandal.
He said the decision to suspend the officers was a right one in order to give way for the next generation of workers.
“The suspension of health officials in relation to the $10 million scandal should be a lesson for ministries to start thinking of nurturing the younger generation,” Mr Dausabea said.
“We should be opening up all ministries for new graduates.
“This will enable the country to move forward with new and fresh mindset.
“There are many of our graduates without employment roaming the streets seeking jobs today.”
Mr Dausabea said public servants must understand the positions they currently held is not a life-time job.
“When our time is up, we should give way for the younger generation.
“Let’s learn from this and make room for the next generation. That attitude must be at the forefront of all line ministries,” he added.
Mr Dausabea said there’s stagnancy in a number of government ministries because some people are there for far too long.
“We do not make room for the younger generation who are energetic and knowledgeable.
“What is so hard passing on that experience to the younger generation?”
Mr Dausabea added the case of having one person doing duties of two people as in the ministry of health can lead to corruption.
“We acknowledge whatever mechanism is put in place, but this should be a lesson to learn from.”
By BRADFORD THEONOMI