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Georgetown, Guyana – (May 18, 2016) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, presented copies of the Public Service Commission of Inquiry Report to several organisations and agencies, including Opposition Leader, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo and Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland.

The report was handed over to President David Granger last Friday by members of the Commission: Professor Harold Lutchman, Ms. Sandra Jones and Mr. Samuel Goolsarran. It was laid before Cabinet yesterday and is now expected to be the subject of deliberations by that body. Cabinet will consider the recommendations put forward by the Commission.

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon presents a copy of the Public Service COI Report to Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland

Copies of the report will also be delivered to the heads of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG).

The Government is working to retool and professionalise the public service in Guyana to ensure that it caters to the needs of citizens in a more efficient manner. In this regard, the construction of a college is in the pipeline. Minister Harmon informed that already persons are being interviewed for placements at the college and the staff has been identified. The intended campus site is at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.

He added that the Public Service Staff College is an important component of Government’s reform of the Public Service.

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