Forum aims to Improve Public Servants’ Knowledge and Awareness on Cabinet Procedures

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The Government of Samoa through the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (MPMC) virtually hosted the second Cabinet Liaison Officers’ Forum for all public servants last Friday, 24th June 2022.

The Forum is a follow-up to the annual Cabinet Liaison Officers’ Forum held on the 10th of June, 2022.

As part of ongoing awareness programmes to increase its coordinating function across the whole of government, the Cabinet Liaison Officers Forum targets Cabinet processes and procedures and a creates a platform to update all stakeholders and new recruits.

Held twice a year, the forum is crucial for liaison officers to receive updated policies and procedures approved by Cabinet and share experiences and challenges faced in their current roles.

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer who is also the Acting CEO for the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Afioga Nanai Sovala Agaiava, reiterated the importance of the Cabinet Liaison Officers’ Forum for all Government agencies in his welcoming address.

“It is essential the Cabinet receives factual information and data to assist with their decision making duties and responsibilities,” said Nanai.

“The Government’s intention to facilitate this Forum is for wider opportunities to share and understand the roles and responsibilities of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as the central agency that operates the heart of the Executive government to ensure a well governed, informed and secure Samoa”.

Nanai noted that official information is extremely important for people and organisations, in order to make well informed decisions.

More than thirty participants from Government Ministries and Corporations participates in the Forum.