The Premier for Central Islands Province Selwyn Mapuli says the decision to close down the province’s Director of Nursing and Principal Education offices were based on stakeholders complaints.
Premier Mapuli was responding to complaints from the non-executive assembly members of the province on the reasons for the closure.
Premier Mapuli said, the action was judged on the grounds of poor office administration and lengthy absence from work after consultation with the Ministry of Public Service Work Force Management.
He adds, his government strives to ensure proper service delivery to the people of the province.
“My government wants to make sure that services are provided without interference. I would like workers to work cooperatively to discharge their duties to the people and whoever that should receive the assistance provided by these offices.”
The Central Islands Premier adds the issue of salary payment for nursing and education officers is nothing to do with the action taken by his government.
“Concerning the halting of salary payment to the medical staff last week, it has nothing to do with the issue at hand and the Director of Nursing might have personalised it. The doctor was away in a workshop last week so he couldn’t sign the staff payments.”