WINDHOEK: The Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday launched its new website through which it hopes to make its services more accessible to public servants.
The PSC serves to provide objective, sound and professional advice to the government on the whole spectrum of its personnel administration, in order to add value to the public service and support the direction of Government.
“The project, which started in May 2008, will reach multitudes of our clients in an instant,” PSC Chairperson Ambassador Eddie Amkongo said at the official launch of the website (www.psc.gov.na) in the capital.
Amkongo said the PSC is a professional service provider and therefore, for the benefit of the public, could not continue to exist without a website.
He further said the commission needed a website to inform its clients, the public in general, as well as public service staff members about new trends, developments and best practices befitting modern public service transformations.
“In Namibia, many public servants are unable, due to reasons of distance and other hindrances, to have face-to-face contact with commissioners. These public servants will now be able to know which commissioner is assigned to them and meet them in cyberspace,” a proud Amkongo explained.
The website, which was activated on Thursday, also serves as a platform for the PSC to provide information on what services they provide to the public.
The PSC Chairperson said its creation involved the development of graphic designs and systems, and said issues of site administration had to be identified and addressed in order for a corporate identity to be established.
“We are confident that the site possesses all the important attributes of a modern website and most importantly, the content is relevant,” he noted.
Amkongo also explained that the website is easy to navigate, adding that the search tools are well-developed to allow the public to find what they are looking for with ease.
On his part, Prime Minister Nahas Angula, who also attended the event, invited all public servants to familiarise themselves with the website in order to provide feedback on concerns and improvements that could be made to the website.