DOWNSIZING PNG GOVERNMENT WORKFORCE TO BE COMPLETED IN APRIL

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (March 21, 2002 – Radio Australia)---The downsizing of the Papua New Guinea government workforce by 7,000 public servants is proceeding according to schedule.

The Department of Personnel Management says the task should be completed by next month.

The retrenchment task force has been given strict instructions by the PNG government to complete the project by April.

Task force secretary Peter Tsiamalili recently warned of serious financial problems if at least 5,200 of the 7,000 public servants are not terminated by the end of this month.

He said the tough economic times facing the PNG government call for a faster retrenchment process.

It has not been announced when the government workers affected will receive their lay-off compensation package, but the Department of Finance has confirmed that it has funds to pay them.

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