KOTA KINABALU, Feb 19 – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said as a prime mover for government’s transformation programme, the public service has an important role to ensure that Malaysia is well positioned to become a developed nation by 2020. In this regard, he urged federal and state services based in Sabah to continue to give full attention so that all plans moved by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak could be implemented more effectively.
Nonetheless, he said, their performance last year had been satisfactory.
“Ministries and state agencies have performed well and some had gained recognition, for example, the Sabah Ministry of Finance which received recognition from the Auditor-General and was awarded the Excellent Financial Management Accountability Index Award for 2011 and managed to keep this award for 12 consecutive years,” he said in a speech at the opening of a performance management seminar, here today. His speech was read by the Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department, Datuk Nasrun Datu Mansur.
Musa said the state government’s achievements in the implementation of development projects had also been outstanding with 80.14 percent of the RM4.366 billion allocation being successfully utilised, thus exceeding the average of 7,366 percent at the national level. However, he reminded civil servants not to be complacent with their achievement and should instead make the previous year’s performance as a benchmark that should be improved.