MOZAMBICAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR PRODUCTIVE MENTALITY IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

MAPUTO, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has called for creating a productive mentality among members of the public administration.

Speaking during a visit to the Maputo headquarters of the Ministry of State Administration and Public Service, he said he had found that civil servants had a precarious attitude, which resulted in poor production of income for the State.

He drew that conclusion after listening to some of the Ministry’s directorates during an extraordinary session of its Consultative Council, which was the high point of his visit.

We cannot have a precarious attitude. But if we have a very precise mentality, we will be able to do a good job, he added.

Nyusi stressed the need for the State to produce revenue, pointing out that if revenues rise, then wages can also rise. Furthermore, public servants should have a spirit of saving money, and ensuring that the available funds produce tangible results for the Mozambican people.

There are around 350,000 public servants in Mozambique, the majority of them in the education and health services. Nyusi said the mentality of many of them does not help solve the country’s problems.

He therefore called for tighter management of human resources in public administration, and greater rigour in hiring staff.

He wants to see public servants generating income for the State, and denounced corruption in the State apparatus, warning that the time will come when some state institutions will be closed down because of corrupt behaviour.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK