On Tuesday 5th April 2016, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport met at a Strategic Planning Workshop.
The workshop facilitated by Deputy Permanent Secretary – Mr. Ivor Daniel was to examine the successes and shortcomings of the MISPT over the past years, and to position the MIPST and staff to meet the expectations of the Public.
This was one in a series of sessions to prepare a Strategic Plan for the period 2016 to 2020.
Permanent Secretary Mrs. Allison A. Jean in her opening remarks said that this exercise could have been equated to an exercise done annually in the private sector, referred to as Stock Taking.
PS Jean told the participants to view this Strategic Planning exercise as an opportunity for retrospection and introspection.
She was hopeful that at the conclusion of the exercise the MIPST would be in a position to better dispense its mandate.
PS Jean mentioned that this may be the first Strategic Plan completed within the Public Service without the help of an external consultant.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport Hon. Philip J. Pierre commended the staff of the Ministry for the quality of work and the efficient use of limited resources over the last four years.
Hon. Pierre also said that the work of the MIPST impacts on lives, peoples’ future and well being.
Therefore, the Staff must strive at all times to deliver the highest quality of work.
The Deputy Prime Minister also implored the participants to adopt and to use the Value Statements derived to guide them in carrying out their responsibilities.
Hon. Pierre expressed his pleasure in that the reputation of the Ministry has been restored.