The Office of the Ombudsman believes it needs to promote its services to the rural communities – the very people it serves.
Ombudsman Joe Poraiwai says as a government office and an office responsible in ensuring the protection of citizens against unfair actions by the government, the people it serves must see and know the important roles the office play.
He says the Ombudsman’s office is planing a 3 day activities in Gizo, Western Province from July 1st, to promote its roles outside of the capital, Honiara.
Mr Poraiwai says, programs will include stall displays and public talks by the Ombudsman’s Office, Leadership Code Commission and the Office of the Auditor General at the Gizo netball grounds.
He explains, workshops on Good Governance, Transparency and Accountability for Government Agencies and middle managers working in Gizo will be conducted on the 2nd and 3rd July.
Mr Poraiwai says the 3 day activities coincide with the Ombudsman’s Office’s 33rd Anniversary which falls on the 1st of July each year.