Institute to equip civil servants with new skills

Adenan (centre) launches the Leadership Institute with Abang Johari
(right) and Morshidi.

Adenan (centre) launches the Leadership Institute with Abang Johari (right) and Morshidi.

KUCHING: The Leadership Institute of the Sarawak Civil Service (SCS) will equip government officers with new skills necessary to enhance service delivery.

Launched by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem during the SCS Excellence Night on Friday, the institute will serve as the central learning and development institution of the state’s civil service.

It is also part of the state government’s transformation agenda to achieve the vision of a world class civil service.

State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani said the institute “is a human capital investment initiative by the state government to build and nurture a world class SCS talent pool”.

“The Leadership Institute is the government’s acknowledgement that a strong and effective civil service could only be achieved through investment in its people.”

Morshidi, who is institute chairman, said the state government is committed to developing the next generation of leaders within the civil service, who could make a difference to society and the country.

He also signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Shell Malaysia, Razak School of Government, the International Institute of Public Policy and Management University of Malaya, Curtin University Sarawak, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Japan International Corporation Agency, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Universiti Teknologi Mara Sarawak, and Police Training Centre Kuching.

Formerly known as the Centre for Modern Management, the institute has trained more than 140,000 officers.

Morshidi also called on civil servants to go the extra mile in terms of productivity as 2017 is expected to be a tougher year.

“State civil service will have to do more to increase productivity and encourage creativity to deliver better services than what we have done before,” he said.

He said among the major projects delivered last year and so far this year were the Rural Transformation Programme, Pan Borneo Highway, and Sejiwa Senada Programme.

Meanwhile, awards presented included for the agency category, Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) received the Best Client Management Award; Saratok District Office and Subis District Office were the Best District Office and Best Local Council respectively; while the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency was named Most Excellent Enforcement Agency.

These winners received RM10,000 each.

The Key Focus Activity Award went to Miri Port Authority and DBKU, while the High Performance Team Award went to the Welfare Department and Bintulu Development Authority, which received RM5,000 each.

In the individual category, Jamuri Tahir of the Forest Department and Matsuhai Karim of the Health Department received the Best Support Staff II Award; while

Said@Barline Rahek from the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) and Romi Len from the Health Department received the Best Support Staff I Award.

The Professional Management Award went to Dr Charles Leh Moi Ung of the Sarawak Museum Department and Jaul Bunyau of the Education Department.

The Top Management Award went to Ministry of Resource Planning and Environment permanent secretary Datu Sudarsono Osman and Mohamad Shahabuddin Omar from the Malaysian Administration Modernisation and Management Planning Unit.

Among those present were Federal Secretary Datuk Mohd Zuki Ali and Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg.