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  • Minister with responsibility for the Public Service in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Hon. Horace Dalley, is assuring that the process to transform and modernize the public sector is advancing steadily.
  • He was making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, July 8.
  • Mr. Dalley noted that the work to achieve public sector modernisation and an improved quality of service to Jamaican citizens “has proceeded apace.”

Minister with responsibility for the Public Service in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Hon. Horace Dalley, is assuring that the process to transform and modernize the public sector is advancing steadily.

“The progress might be a bit slow, but you have to be aware that the Jamaican public sector is extremely complex,” the Minister said.

He was making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, July 8.

Mr. Dalley noted that the work to achieve public sector modernisation and an improved quality of service to Jamaican citizens “has proceeded apace.”

Providing data on the distribution of workers across the public sector, the Minister noted that the Ministries of Education, Health and National Security account for over 60 per cent of the labour force.

“These are the areas primarily responsible for the delivery of your social services of security, education and health care,” he said.

Providing a break down, the Minister  noted that the education sub-sector accounts for 35,728 persons or 32 per cent of the labour force; health sub-sector 16,633 or 15 per cent; national security, including the Correctional Services 14,732  or 13 per cent; other ministries, departments  and agencies 14,447 or 14 per cent; and public bodies 31,155  or 27 per cent.

“In every Ministry, there is a public sector transformation team that has been working to ensure that the objectives of the reform are met,” he said.