The National Cultural Commission has once again recognized its senior officers for their commitment and hard work thus promoting them to manager positions.In a Contract of Employment signing ceremony on January 31, NCC Executive Director Steven Enomb Kilanda congratulated nine (9) officers for being promoted to their respective positions and urged them to be the beacon of the organization.
He stressed the importance of the required dressing standards, cleanliness and punctuality as echoed by the Secretary of the Department of Personnel Management, Ms. Taias Sansan.”When we change, the entire agency will change,” Mr. Kilanda said.Mr. Kilanda further commended the Human Resource Division of NCC for consistently keeping up with the human resource requirements and processes and further thanked the Department of Personnel Management for facilitating the promotions, appointments and the contracts of employment.
Three of the nine managers were promoted to the position of Executive Managers whilst the balance was elevated to managerial positions.The three Executive Managers are Mr. Paul Simon (Executive Manager – Policy, Planning, Research & Regulatory); Mr. David Taim (Executive Manager – Festival, Marketing & Cultural Development Services); and Ms. Jenny Jeffrey (Executive Manager – Corporate Services).
The six managers include Ms. Nelcy Uri (Manager – Human Resources); Ms. Apula Dorish (Manager – Regulatory); Mr. Alex Puki (Manager – Research); Mrs. Geno Reuben (Manager – Festival/Events); Mr. Livai Manafri (IPNGS Assistant Director – Ethnology), Mr. Justine Tuna (IPNGS Assistant Director – Publication) and Mr Golie Kaki (Principal legal officer of NCC) .Ms. Priscilla Jogere from the National Film Institute was also appointed Manager Finance and Administration. She and Mr. Puki have yet to sign their respective contracts.
Meanwhile, NCC’s Festival and Events Officer Mr. Jeffrey Simon has been promoted to Senior Marketing Officer.
National Cultural Commission is the umbrella organization that oversees the administration and the operations of the Institute of PNG Studies, the National Film Institute and the National Performing Arts Troup, which is commonly known as the Raun Raun Theatre.