Two senior Government officials in two different institutions have been served with termination letters.
Daily Post was informed that both officers have failed to perform to the standards expected by their employer — the Public Service Commission (PSC).
The Secretary to the PSC, Mr. Jacques Gideon received a 14-day termination notice which will lapse on August 10.
Doctor Willie Tokon, the Director of Hospital Curative Services at the Ministry of Health received his termination letter on July 26 and was given a 21-day notice.
Excessive overseas travelling by the Director is listed as one of the reasons contributing to his termination.
The traveling was seen as an impediment to the improvement of hospital services throughout the country, and also alleged ignorance of the outstanding issues under his responsibility.
The Commission also noted that these excessive travellings were without approval or knowledge of the Office of PSC.
Another reason leading to the termination of Tokon was his alleged failure to address the deteriorating conditions of the Vila Central Hospital building, which the Commission referred to as “it is no longer fit for human habitation”.
The employment contracts of the duo have been terminated in accordance with Section 49(4) of the Employment Act.