Never mind that the civil service can get this training FREE from the UN or NGOs or that the Public Service Commission's (PSC) training arm is well placed to do it OR that the Training and Productivity Authority (TPAF) has the full competence to provide it.
It certainly is very telling that Naupoto is waxing lyrical about the training she provides, as a "necessary" deterrent to corruption.
The very definition of good governance is characterized by values that the military regime and their supporters continue to trample on. So there's no bang for the buck there we're afraid.
Naupoto applauds training program
Thursday, March 17, 2011
THE training program for permanent secretaries has been described as beneficial.
Fisheries and Forests permanent secretary Viliame Naupoto said a session on governance with former High Court judge Nazhat Shameem was necessary.
"It is to ensure the work relationship in your ministry from the minister right down to the bottom is correct and allows for good governance," he said.
"Practising good governance deters corrupt activities.
"There are enough examples around where good governance was missing, resulting in corruption."
Mr Naupoto said last week's program discussed project governance.
"Project governance ensures there is value for money," he said.
"It is very relevant for my ministry.
"I sat with some of my staff trying to adopt some of the things we've learnt.
"I think the big learning thing is that we should not only use the resources given but that these resources be used to maximum value.
"The course provided tools to do it and I think it is what we need right now."