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  • Economic growth is integrally linked to a performance driven public sector, which operates with efficiency.
  • Minister Dalley awardees are part of the resource to transform the country’s economic apparatus.
  • Mr. Dalley argued that the vision for a transformed public service will be best realised when “we work together

Minister with responsibility for the Public Sector, Hon. Horace Dalley, says economic growth is integrally linked to a performance driven public sector, which operates with efficiency.

Speaking at the 2013 Civil Service Long Service Awards ceremony at King’s House on November 20, where some 253 persons were recognised, the Minister said their stellar contribution fits well with the vision for economic recovery and prosperity.

“The theme adopted for the week of activities speaks of ‘Transformation and Renewal for a Better Tomorrow’. Enriched in the theme is a call for continuous action to move our economy into the Twenty-first Century,” the Minister emphasised.

“Our country is at a crucial juncture of economic transformation, as it continues to confront huge fiscal deficits. Any prospect for growth must be anchored on a public sector that is transformed, cohesive, performance based, efficient, cost effective, service oriented and at all times, customer friendly. This is the vision on which the public sector transformation is hinged. These are the principles of the Vision 2030 National Development Plan,” the Minister told his audience.

He added that the awardees are part of the resource to transform the country’s economic apparatus, and urged them to remain motivated, and be an inspiration to younger persons in the service.

“As you reflect on your accomplishments, you must likewise be motivated to inspire the younger generation to become leaders, innovators and visionaries to continue to promote a path of sustainable development. You are crucial players in the country’s advancement in helping to shape and implement the requisite policies of the Government that are necessary to move our country forward,” the Minister told the awardees.

Mr. Dalley argued that the vision for a transformed public service will be best realised when “we work together, in ensuring that the public service becomes the employer of choice, attracting the brightest minds, as we embark on this journey of transformation.”