10 January 2019
Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government U Min Thu on his visit to Myitkyina in Kachin State met with staff of the General Administration Department (GAD) from township, district, and state level offices, on Wednesday. Firstly, U Myint Lwin, the Head of Kachin State GAD, introduced the Union Minister to everyone in attendance.
He then explained about the State GAD’s processes and performances. Union Minister U Min Thu then delivered a speech. In his Speech, the Union Minister U Min Thu said that the General Administration Department has been agreed to be transferred to the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government during Union Government Meeting No. (23/2018).
He explained that the reason for the transfer is to establish an administrative mechanism that is in line with the political system the country is working towards, and for the emergence of good governance.
The Union Minister pointed out that as Heads of the GAD in respective states and regions and Nay Pyi Taw council area assume the task of executive secretary of the respective cabinet, they must ensure the administration system is smooth, fair, just, free of corruption, and operates with transparency.
He said as the GAD has branches down to the ward and village-tract levels, GAD staffs have to meet with the general public on a daily basis.
This means GAD staffs have to be mindful of their actions and words as they deal with public issues almost every day. The Union Minister concluded his speech by wishing peace of mind and happiness to the GAD staffs in their efforts to bring about swift reforms.
He urged them to work hard to the point people extoll ‘The model for reform begins from the GAD’. Afterwards, the Union Minister and officials listened to reports and opinions of the GAD staff, and gave necessary instructions and guidance to fulfill their requests.