Published on: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
He said they not only act as chief administrators in their respective offices, they must also understand and learn the regulations and government management and administrative methods.
"Don't ever make decisions by yourself by disregarding the regulations that have been set by the government," he said at the oath-taking of 48 PKRs at Wisma Innoprise, Tuesday.
He said they as well as officers and staff of all People's Development Leader Units (UPKR) are required to attend relevant courses on administration, politics, nationalism and skills so that they gain up-to-date information and knowledge in order to provide more efficient and effective services, he said.
Musa said the Government would also determine from time to time UPKR needs to enable it to provide best services to the people, especially at the grassroots level.
As government appointed employees, the PKRs, he said, must uphold the image and integrity of BN elected representatives, leaders and government.
"Your actions, steps, attitude and stand must be in line with the objectives of the BN Government," he stressed.
He said the election is already over and that the people have made their choices while the government of the day and its State Cabinet has also been formed.
Therefore, he said, the time has come for everyone including the PKRs to carry out their duties and responsibilities and to fulfil their promises to the people.
"Don't be easily satisfied, complacent and careless. Do more work and do less talking, polemic and politicking," he said.
Musa also reminded the PKRs that their position is not a privilege or pride but a trust and responsibility. As the forefront of the Government, he said they are catalysts in ensuring the planning and implementation of government projects and programmes are successful.
"You must act as intermediary between the people and the Government so as to ensure the needs of the people are determined and brought to the attention of the elected representatives and government to be resolved," he said.
PKRs also, he said, must be sincere so that the people are given a fair service.
Nobody should be denied of their services as well as government facilities, he said.
Because the elected representatives have other commitments at the state level, it is the PKRs responsibility to be at the forefront especially in emergency cases and unexpected events.
"You also help the respective elected representatives in planning and implementing projects, programmes and activities for the benefit of the people and government," he said.