The Somare Institue of Leadership and Governance (Formerly PILAG) will deliver six training programs to the newly recruited Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) Officer Cadets for this year.
For the first time in history the RPNGC will include SILAG Public Service Training Programs as part of the Cadet Training Package at the Bomana College of Excellence kicking off with 60 cadets.
To officially formalize this training. SILAG received a check of K228, 000 today from the Bomana Police College. SILAG CEO Micheal Barobe expressed happiness with the partnership and stated that SILAG will strive to train leaders in the Police Force.
“Working with SILAG should not be an option. Working with SILAG should be compulsory and a must in Public Service.”
“At the end of the day all of us are public servants and we must work together.”
He added that SILAG is the Premier Government Training Institution in the country and for the RPNGC to recognize this is the way forward for every other government department in the country.
“SILAG is there to provide capacity building.”
“To have the right people you have to train them to have the right skills and competencies so that they become very good people at the workplace.”
The 6 courses that cadets will be going through as per the Institute’s mandate for implementing the competency-based training and assessment [CBTA] framework in PNG are:
• Strategic Planning • Budget Preparation & Expenditure
• Project Management • Recruitment and Selection
• Public Service Ethics
• Compliance and Legislation
Barobe further acknowledged the support from the RPNGC and the Bomana College of Excellence and has pledged to work closely with both.