A week long Senior Manager’s Conference of Correctional Services of Solomon Islands (CSSI) was successfully ended over the weekend.
The official closing of the CSSI senior manager’s conference was held at the RSIPF conference room, Rove in Honiara.
Speaking at the closing ceremony on Friday, Manelusi said a good leader must be able to analyse a problem and decide a course of action quickly.
He reminds the senior managers that the knowledge gain from conference will help them as a corrections leader make the right decision, know your agency standards and know your agency’s policies and procedures
“Your active participation in this SMC Strategic Session in a manner than generated valuable ideas for reprioritise the development of our refocusing and updating in our Annual Corporate Plans
“It was also exciting to look at the part being taken by the Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation on updating Annual Corporate Plans moving forward, directed towards greater impact through clearly defined outputs and the outcomes to be attained
“I am pleased to see how you all engaged in thorough discussion of these outputs, the serious which you conducted the session in commissions to deepen understanding and concretise input into updating our Departmental Strategic Plan.
This was a worthwhile exercise as we were able to table tangible plans, which are sensitive towards the government’s collaborated approach”. Manelusi said
“How the architect of each portfolio could be better structured to respond following the update we shared together on what has not been achieved more adequately to the mandate of the Executive, Directorates and Centres bearing in the mind the government’s approach on COVID 19 towards service delivery through our centres and community”. He said
Deputy Secretary of Policy and Planning of the ministry of Police National Security and Correctional Service (Guest of honour) Mactus Forau said as managers it is your mandatory duties in ensuring what you have learnt and acquired during the conference is materialized through much practicing
“The current pandemic is not our favour, the repercussions of the effects are negative and it is widely felt across all government ministries and sectors.” Forau told the senior managers
“Importantly to note is the current financial status of our country. However, as managers you must find ways in which you can maneuverer your system out in making sure Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) is delivering its services by fulfilling its mandate with the resources that available” Forau said
He said, the recent approval of the 130 new positions by the Ministry of Public Service shows the government’s commitment through the MPNSCS in making sure Correctional Service of Solomon Islands is capacitated to deliver its mandated roles and responsibilities
“As a leaders, it is your utmost duties in ensuring those whom you lead are performing according to their job descriptions, and assigned tasks are completed in timely manner and according to the budget”. He said
Forau also reminds the senior managers to be role model to others.
“You cannot expect officers working under your command to dress properly and report for duty on time whilst you are improperly dressed and late for duty.
“The future of CSSI is upon the shoulders of officers who has incredible commitment and leadership to the organisation, country and I encourage, you senior managers to leave a legacy when you move on from CSSI. You may leave but your legacy will live in the CSSI for years”. He said
Forau acknowledge the great commitments and works the Commissioner CSSI and his executive is doing in driving the CSSI forward with the support of donor partners for their enweaving assistance in ensuring CSSI activities are implemented through provision of capacity development and training with relevant resources
Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi highly appreciate the presence of the Deputy Secretary representing the Hon. Minister, DFAT/SIJP for their active participation by the Ministry and the guidance provided. We must consider ourselves to be fortunate to have leadership that is so dedicated and has the best interest of the organisation and country at heart
Manelusi also extend his appreciation to SIJP for providing support during the conference, not forgetting the Planning Team, Adviser George, CSSI Chaplain, Scribers, Facilitators, observer, caterers and RSIPF for allowing us their venue.