updated 6:19 PM PDT, Sep 5, 2017
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New Governor Mum on Issues that Came to His Attention

Newly appointed Governor His Excellency Augustus Jaspert held his first press briefing on 29th August, and announced that he won’t speculate on matters such as good governance and accountability.

The Governor who wrapped up his first week on the job informed reporters that a number of issues came across his desk. However, he did not go into details as to the nature of the matters that came to his attention. In fact when he was pressed for information the Governor said; “I’m not going to get into specific issue.”

Mr. Jaspert was asked if he would be pushing for more transparency, and if he was satisfied that there is good governance. Additionally His Excellency was asked to say what actions he may take if both areas were found to be lacking.

In response the Governor told reporters that he preferred not to speculate. “I am not going to deal too much with theoretical because you can go too far on that. A key part of the Governor’s role is helping to support good accountability that runs across every issue you can think of,” he said.  

As Governor Mr. Jaspert has responsibility of the public service, and this area he said is dear to his heart as he has served in many roles in the UK civil service. Here in his new role he said that his biggest responsibility will be to provide support. “The governor’s role as I see it is to try and support the whole system to be as effective as it can be rather than make it a personal issue for myself.”

Nonetheless, he stated that he has great expectation of the public servants in the Territory. “I expect the best service from everyone who takes public office in any way and that is the highest standards, the best work ethic and the best commitment to the public it is an absolute honor whichever area you work in,” Mr. Jaspert said.

“Public servants are in a fantastically privileged position because the public has placed its faith in them, so my expectation is they do that job to the absolutely best of their ability with complete integrity, complete impartiality and serve the public brilliantly well,” the Governor added.

Last modified onWednesday, 30 August 2017 09:49
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