/ 23 June 2021 /
Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, shared words of encouragement with public officers on Wednesday, on the occasion of International Public Service Day.
The Prime Minister underscored the importance of public officers in the national development process and encouraged them to dutifully continue their mandate to serve the people.
He said, “Your efforts over the years are recognised and appreciated as your service has contributed to propelling the development of our beloved country. I applaud your commitment to service.”
The theme for this year’s observance is Innovating the Future Public Service: New Government Models for a New Era to Reach the SDGs.
Reflecting on this theme, Dr. Mitchell acknowledged the important role of technology, particularly in the last 15 months, as the country has been adapting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Innovation, he said, is of growing importance for governments and public service organisations worldwide.
“With the changing times and the increased use of technology, we must get on board. Since COVID-19 has engulfed the entire world and changed the way we live and work, we have been using more of the available technology than we previously did. This ought to continue as it helps to improve the efficiency with which you serve the public,” Dr. Mitchell stated.
United Nations Public Service Day, celebrated on 23 June each year, recognises the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognises the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Dr. Mitchell affirmed Government’s commitment to leveraging available technology as part of efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, set out by the United Nations, by 2030.