BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
DAYS OF ALL ‘UNPROFESSIONAL’ CITY HALL EMPLOYEES in Cagayan de Oro are numbered!
This, as Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando “Klarex” Uy announced massive revamp in January next year, citing reports of ‘unprofessional’ employees that his office has received since he took office.
The mayor said his office has been receiving complaints from taxpayers and ordinary citizens that employees at City Hall are neglecting their respective duties in serving the people the best they can.
“I’ve been receiving many reports about complaints from our constituents who said they weren’t attended to, that they were shouted at and passed around. This saddens and discourages me because it goes against my administration’s efforts to bring the government closer to the people,” the mayor said during his radio program.
Uy reminded the employees during a flag raising ceremony on December 5, this year, never to delay their services to the people nor procrastinate.
According to him “as much as possible,” the mayor said, the constituents who want to be served must be served in only three days
The mayor also said in vernacular “The people that we serve may have other problems they want to attend to. We should value their time and efforts if they need our services,” he said.
Mayor Uy confirmed that there were already two employees of the city hall that he dismissed after he received valid complaints from the public of their “shenanigans.” The mayor did not elaborate.
He warned department heads to make initiatives to fast track the delivery of basic services to the public. People should not be waiting for long hours,” he warned during his radio program.
“They should motivate themselves to serve the public better, especially those who need assistance the most. But then I saw some non-performing department managers, assistant department managers and division chiefs,” Uy claimed.
He warned of replacing under-performing and non-performing department heads to those who are capable and committed public servants. – with CIO report