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Opposition wants meeting on public sector transformation

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 1:54 AM
Brown says the opposition has noted the policy paper issued by the Government on the public sector transformation.

Opposition spokesman on the public service and public sector modernisation, Lambert Brown, is calling for the Government to meet with the Opposition on the planned public sector transformation.


Brown wrote to state minister with responsibility for the public sector, Rudyard Spencer, yesterday, requesting the meeting.

He says the opposition has noted the policy paper issued by the Government on the public sector transformation.

Brown says the opposition has always promoted the need for public sector transformation and therefore is anxious to hear the details of the Government’s plans.

He says the opposition wants to know about the implementation process and any new initiative the Government plans to embark on.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced a roadmap for public sector transformation, including the centralisation of human resource services which will be implemented this year.

He said human resource corporate services in the public sector would be shared beginning in August.

Additionally, Holness said the Government will be carrying out a review of public bodies to determine which of these agencies could be reintegrated into parent ministries.