Public Utilities Minister, Tony Nari, will today get first hand information about the road maintenance progress around Vanuatu in a meeting with six Public Works Division head today.
Minister Nari assured Daily Post he would get into the road problems and other infrastructures affected in Cyclone Pam affected areas and other provinces.
“I will meet with the PWD heads from the provinces tomorrow (today),” he said yesterday.
Nari said he has praises for civil servants that ensure service delivery to the grassroots because they are being paid by public funds to do so.
“But what I can not accept is people who are paid by the government and yet they demand favours from communities and the ordinary people to have service delivered,” the minister said.
He claimed that the attitudes of some civil servants regarding service delivery is “far worse compared to politicians”.
“If you want to play politics, resign and join the game.
“But you can’t be paid by taxpayers money then make selective decisions on projects according to personal favours in building your own empire,” the Acting President of Iauko Group said.
He told Daily Post of a conversation he heard when a prominent civil servant allegedly asked for some money to two road contractors.
He said after Vanuatu signed the Port Vila Development Project in 2013 for road maintenance in Port Vila there was no improvements on the roads around town.