Public Service Bill to improve service delivery

If the bill is passed, it would be the first step for public servants to provide real service.

Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Public Service Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu said on Monday her planned 'school of government' will be launched by October and will be responsible for training government officials to improve their performance.

Sisulu was speaking at the Sandton Convention Centre where she announced the bill will be proposed this week.

She said the school would help bridge the gap between the state and higher education.

Sisulu was speaking to academics from all over the country on Monday where she revealed her Single Public Service Bill which will see 1.6 million public servants retrained.

"If we succeed in this and the bill is passed, it would mean that we would have 1.6 million people in the public service which is the total population of Namibia."

She said if the bill was passed it would be the first step for public servants to provide real service.

"A public servant who is imbued with a sense of purpose, who is patriotic, committed and cadre of government. This public servant we hope will graduate from the school of government."

The ministry conducted a skills audit which revealed that many of the 2.2 million public servants were not able to do their job properly.