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Top gov’t officials to meet in Kanilai

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Press release

The public is hereby informed that the Office of the Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, Office of the President, will organise a high level government retreat for permanent secretaries and planners from the 8 – 10 February at the Sindola Lodge in Foni, West Coast Region. The top level synergy is being convened to build a stronger and more strategic work relationships within the senior leadership of the civil service.
During the three-day exercise, ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) will be sharing presentations on their activities from 2018, as well as their plans for the current year, 2019.

Accordingly, the permanent secretaries and planners retreat is designed to provide a platform for MDAs to report on their progress towards the National Development Plan as well as the challenges. Furthermore, it will also be an opportunity to discuss and reflect on important policy and institutional developments which will be taking place this year, and also take stock of some key challenges facing the government.
The all important permanent secretaries and planners retreat is coming at a time when the presidency is in the process of establishing a new Department of Strategic Policy and Delivery, which will encompass the existing Policy Analysis Unit but also support in defining and implementing the president’s strategic vision by working with ministries, departments, and agencies.

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