PM says civil service divided

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, told a training session on governance that began here yesterday for members of cabinet and senior government officials that Saint Lucia’s civil service is very divided .

Chastanet declared that no one  seems to know where they are heading every day.

“When I ask the question ‘Do you think that you have been successful at your job?’ I won’t even begin to tell you the answers that I get,” the Prime Minister told the session.

He said people need to go to work every day knowing what they are trying to achieve.

“That’s the responsibility of leadership,” ¬†Chastanet, who has responsibility for the public service, stated.

“Change never starts at the bottom; change starts at the top,” he said.

Chastanet spoke of the need to run a more efficient and accountable government where a greater return on resources that are being expended will be required.

He explained that the governance training session marked the beginning of the pursuit of that objective.

 

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Sad-But-True
    January 25, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Ki Sa.. Loptay Sa?
    So Evil Chastanet has now abandon his 5 to stay alive – Tomfoolery , and metamorphasized into a 3 day trash talking.
    Evil Chastanet, get home, send in your resignation, pack your lunch bags, pack your kindergarten school bag and head back to Martinique – your homeland.
    We don’t want you here.

  2. Truth
    January 25, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Some public servant more concern about keeping their party even to the detriment of the country.

  3. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Surprised that he now realize that. Not just the service. The whole country is divided. Everything is politics and the politicians love it that way.

  4. Concerned citizen
    January 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Surprised that he now realize that. Not just the service. The whole country is divided. Everything is politics and the politicians love it that way.

  5. Fair play
    January 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Shut up Sad But True. The PM is right. Many civil servants go to work each day drifting. No day plan, no week plan or no month plan. For them its about getting through the bare 7 hrs each day and awaiting monthly salaries. Abuse of poorly supervised departments, some supervisors steep in that same nonsense. Yet they are all awaiting promotions as a God given right.
    If they ever tried that in the private sector they would be employed for six months maximum.

  6. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Politically divided. And they are not the only ones. Even for their own pockets they see colors….sad and stupid

  7. Anonymous
    January 25, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    There are many who abuse civil servants work, for years I think he needs to sweep them out.

  8. Pankaiso
    January 25, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    The president of the CSA needs to bow and go on her knees and beg forgiveness from mother Mary only has the key ,so madam president do be shy go see her

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