The weekend’s Sunday Chronicle printed a statement from the PM, Deputy PM and the Minister for National Planning, Monitoring & District Development about a Call for Submissions to contribute to the Task Force who will be drawing up a National Strategic Plan (NSP) for the next 40 years (2010-2050).
I imagine that this is the take over from the Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDS) which has been running since 2005 and which is set to expire in 2010. The three functional roles of the current MTDS are to:
- articulate a core development strategy that provides the guiding framework for the Government’s expenditure program;
- to identify the supporting policy framework that will help put in place the enabling conditions for recovery and development; and
- to strengthen PNG’s Public Expenditure Management system.
The overall goal of the MTDS is to foster sustainable improvements in the quality of life of all Papua New Guineans.
The NSP was created by the Parliamentry National Executive Council (NEC) in 2007 and so in February 2009 the NEC appointed 12 Papua New Guineans to form the task force or NSPTF. They are:
- Prof. David Kavanamur (Chairman)
- Daniel Kapi (Deputy Chairman)
- Simon Kenehe MBE OL
- Avia Koisen
- Michael Malabag OBE
- David Sode
- Ambassador, Peter Peipul, QBE
- Allan Bird
- Paul Bengo
- Lady Aivu Tauvasa
- Robert Agarobe
- Rev. Samson Lowa
The news statement explains that there will be 6 Focus Areas:
- Strategic Planning: To have a sound, clear, achievable and progressive long term direction in policies & programs/outcome based on smart strategies for developing PNG in the period 2010-2050.
- Institutions, Systems Strengthening & Alignment: To develop appropriate political & service delivery systems that are efficient, effective and dynamic following robust business models, service/product & process innovations.
- Human Development & People Empowerment: To ensure PNG is well trained and well utilised, well paid, fairly treated & are contributing positively and productively to national development.
- Wealth Creation: To ensure a strong, dynamic & competitive national economy by 2050.
- Security & International Relations: To ensure PNG is a well secured, peaceful & united country for our children by 2050.
- Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: To ensure PNG’s natural resources & environment is conserved & used for the collective benefit for all.
Have Your Say
So if you want to contribute to the Task Force, you are invited to make submissions on any of the related topics that interests you and you are encouraged to tell them where you want PNG to be in 40 years.
The Task Force will also be visiting the Provincial districts and LLG’s to hear their views.
All submissions are to reach the NSP office by the 31st August, 2009. You can contact them on Ph: 344 2046, 3442047, 326 1065 – Fx: 326 1064 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org