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Need for strong leaders

Nanise Loanakadavu
Friday, January 25, 2013

THE ministry needs strong leadership.

These were the words of Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate, while officially opening a two-day senior executives workshop in Suva on Wednesday.

Mr Usamate said good and sound leadership was expected of senior executives of the ministry and the civil service as a whole.

He challenged participants to go the extra mile in understanding the vision of the government and the ministry.

He said it was encouraging to see the emphasis placed on training.

"This is a huge investment for the ministry to put this together — there is a huge opportunity cost in getting this workshop going.

"You must make sure the objectives of the workshop are achieved."

Mr Usamate reminded the executives that as leaders of the ministry, strong loyalty to the government of the day, respect for each other and promoting good governance and the rule of law must be at their fingertips.

"You must showcase the values because your actions as leaders show the real values of the ministry.

"The ministry needs strong leadership. Three attributes of good leadership are being direct, decisive and driving performance."

The guest speaker, Police Commissioner Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua, called on participants to set good examples for their staff.

He said leaders needed to be tough decision-makers for the betterment of their organisations.

The workshop ended yesterday at the Tanoa Plaza in Suva.





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