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  • Public sector employees have been urged to make themselves the best in delivering service to the public and in their career advancement, and to find transformational cause in Vision 2030.
  • Guest speaker, management consultant, Dr. Nsombi Jaja, emphasized that the public sector modernization process is a “critical one to help us to attain Vision 2030.”
  • Dr. Jaja pointed out that improvements have been achieved under the public sector modernization programme.

Public sector employees have been urged to make themselves the best in delivering service to the public and in their career advancement, and to find transformational cause in Vision 2030.

Making the call at an Empowerment Session for public sector employees at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), in New Kingston, on Tuesday, July 8, management consultant, Dr. Nsombi Jaja, emphasized that the public sector modernization process is a “critical one to help us to attain Vision 2030.”

“If you really get into it, you will recognize that it is not just for the country, it is for us as well,” she said.

Vision 2030 Jamaica is the country’s first long-term national development plan, which aims at enabling the island to achieve developed country status by 2030.  It is based on a comprehensive vision:  ‘Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business’.

Dr. Jaja, who is also a motivational speaker, urged Jamaicans to envision the course that they want to chart. “Every one of us as citizens and residents in this country can find our place in that Vision 2030. If you see Jamaica as a beautiful place of choice to live, to raise your family, to work and to do business, and you are looking for all of those opportunities, it is going to come,” she added.

Delivering her message under the theme: ‘Transformation and Renewal for a Better Tomorrow’, Dr. Jaja pointed out that improvements have been achieved under the public sector modernization programme.

The session was organized by Civil Servant of the Year 2013, Miss Enthrose Campbell, who is also Director of Production at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), as part of a series of projects she is executing during this year.

Meanwhile, First Vice President at the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), Robert Chung, said the Civil Servant of the Year Award was negotiated by his association to recognize the work of persons who are giving quality service.

“There are a lot of young persons here who need to understand an Enthrose, who need to understand what it is to serve, and to be dedicated and be the best at what you do,” Mr. Chung told the audience.

For her part, Miss Campbell said she is honoured to represent the best in the public sector.

“It is important to raise the profile of the public sector employees. I hardly go anywhere and get bad service…civil servants are doing a good job,” she added.