Embrace Technology – Malikongwa

| April 15, 2015

Permanent secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC), Mr Louis Malikongwa, has encouraged the ministry’s senior management staff to embrace modern technology.

Officially opening the first MYSC Senior Management Forum (SMF) in Francistown on April 13, Mr Malikongwa said this might require them to influence policy and legislature reforms so that they may be able to do things they never did before.

He said the objective of the five-day forum was to engage on different issues that affected service delivery in the ministry. Mr Malikongwa said their intention was to discuss in depth ways to improve their service system and have common understanding on what had to be done.

The PS urged senior staff to convert challenges into opportunities so that they could constantly raise the bar of their performance. “I believe that if we consider all these during planning, we will come up with resolutions that will take MYSC service delivery to the next level,” he said.

He highlighted that there were a number of things that they had to improve on in the new financial year. Mr Malikongwa encouraged them to develop ways of collecting and recording data as and when things happened, adding that there were reasons why deadlines were given.

He also aised the senior management staff to develop a culture of meeting deadlines, adding that some were scheduled but most were not scheduled and had tight deadlines.

Furthermore, he reminded them that they were delivering service to a dynamic community and expectations changed with time.

For his part, the deputy permanent secretary, corporate services, Mr Peter Mongwaketse, said he hoped that the engagement would allow them to deliver on the expectations of their customers and stakeholders.

Mr Mongwaketse said they had extended SMF because of a number of policy issues and urged them to buy into them as they went ahead to capture key solutions. He encouraged the spirit of volunteerism from young people so that they would be able to acquire skills in their field of work.

Mr Mongwaketse urged senior staff members to learn more aspects of the ministry in order to be better equipped with knowledge about polices and many of their programmes.

He said the retreat is not about pointing fingers, but rather about new ideas and better ways to doing their business.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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