Lawmaker Hun Many on Wednesday lauded the Kampong Cham provincial administration for organising a competition aimed at improving public service in its communes.
Mr Many, who heads a National Assembly commission on education, youth, sports, religious affairs, culture and tourism, visited the province with his colleagues on Wednesday to study what the administration is doing in order to improve public service.
They also met with managers, teachers and students of the Regional Teacher Training Centre and the Provincial Pedagogy and Teacher Training Centre at the Provincial Hall.
Mr Many said the commission’s mission is to study achievements and challenges at the provincial level related to education, youth, sports, religious affairs, culture and tourism.
Mr Many said he supports the competition, in which commune councillors will be judged on the quality of the services they provide in their communes.
“The competition is aimed at improving public services in the communes and is a good initiative,” he said.
Provincial Governor Kuoch Chamroeun on Wednesday said the competition was started early last year and provides incentives for commune officials and police officers who provide the best services in their respective communes.
Ms Chamroeun said it is aimed at encouraging officials to provide services more effectively, transparently, and accountably when responding to the people’s needs.
“We will continue to work harder so that people will appreciate services from our commune councils, clerks and police officers,” she said. “People will judge if officials are carrying out their duties properly and those who don’t perform must change their ways.”
Ms Chamroeun said that during the competition, officials in the province’s 109 commune will be judged on their ability to provide core public services such as marriage registration, issuing of birth and death certificates and also national ID cards, updating family records and providing family books.