Public Service Fair held at San Pedro Lions Den
Monday, June 5th, 2017
The public service sector organizes a series of events in June to highlight the importance of public service. As such, on June 1st, the 5th Annual Public Service Information Fair took place at the San Pedro Lions Den. The theme selected for this year was: “With Confidence – Achieving Excellence; With Pride – Executing Responsibilities; With Perseverance – Beyond the Call of Duty”.
Master of Ceremonies, Jorge Aldana, San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) Local Development Officer, welcomed the gathering, and applauded all public servants for their time, effort, and commitment to their job. After the National Anthem, Sarah Miles of Projects Abroad gave an invocation.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero delivered the keynote address. “It is a great fulfillment to celebrate the role of public service that improves people’s lives. All of those who are engaged in public service are crucial to the implementation of global efforts. We are trying to meet the goals of the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. As we look at each of its goals, which Belize is working hard to fulfill, you will realize that it is linked to the delivery of public servants,” said Guerrero.
Mayor Guerrero officially declared the fair opened, and Police Constable Harris Gabourel gave the vote of thanks. “Once a year, extra effort goes into making sure that more Belizeans learn about the importance of public service. We want to make sure that all of the servants, along with local government employees, are recognized for their vital role in society,” said Gabourel.
At the fair, different government departments were given the opportunity to showcase their work, interact with the public, and receive feedback on ways to further improve services. This year, a total of 14 booths participated: Postal Service, Elections and Boundaries, Human Development Department, the San Pedro Police Department, Magistracy Department, Customs, Immigration, Income Tax, General Sales Tax, Labour Department, Transport, Local Government, Ministry of Health-Central Health Region, and the Fire Department.
Public Service workers are reminded that the Social and Recognition Night will be held on June 16th, and the Public Officers Walk will take place on June 22nd. The fair was a success, and the Public Service Committee thanks the servants for their dedication and willingness to serve the community.
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