KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government will implement administrative restructuring in government departments and agencies, including government-linked companies (GLC) to enhance effectiveness of the public delivery system.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the restructuring was necessary to reduce wastage and leakage of government funds and resources as well as fulfilling the aspirations of Sabahans who elected the new government in the last general election. “We will see, if there is an overlap and a need to trim an agency, we will do so. For example several GLCs have too many subsidiaries, we will merge. What matters to us is coordination in terms of services,” he said.
Mohd Shafie, who is also Sabah Finance Minister, said this after attending a meeting with about 1,000 senior officers and heads of state and federal departments at the Sabah state government administrative centre here today.
However, he said the restructuring and changes that needed to be undertaken under the new government led by Parti Warisan Sabah could take some time to make them work. From the aspect of security, he said Sabah needed the assistance of the federal government but the placement of security assets had to be coordinated as best as possible.-Bernama