By Journalism student Esther Gahane
Officers from the New Guinea Islands met with the Director for New Guinea Islands Ms. Rhymbi Kokiva for the selection signing of 41 positions and Deeds of Releases (DOR) for a number of retirees.
The signing was held at DPM’s conference room on the 26th of November. Director New Guinea Islands
Ms. Kokiva said, DPM had taken the chairmanship of all the selections for the Public Service so in this case Buka hospital has come in for their selection which was for the non-contract positions which was chaired by Mrs. Kokiva.
She confirmed that there were 17 DOR’s signed by 17 retiring officers from the Buka hospitals, so that will leave a gap and it’s going to be a big challenge to the CEO and his team knowing that the core business of the hospitals is prison care.
“So far Buka has done so well coming in with 17 signed DOR’s and at the same time completed 41 positions that have remained outstanding since 2019. So it’s a big achievement for the hospitals so far
“She said. The Acting Chief Executive Officer for NGI Buka Hospital Dr. Tommy Wotsia on behalf of the Executive management of Buka General hospital said, they were quite pleased that they have gone through the process with the assistance, guidance and leadership from DPM especially NGI Directory team and the leadership of Mrs. Kokiva.
There are few things we still need to go through and hopefully we keep them off the ground.” Wotsia added