President has arranged for the state mechanism to be taken to the doorsteps of the rural community under the implementation process of Village to Village, Home to Home National Programme, said Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.
Minister Rajapaksa further explained that the present Government has taken action to increase the strength of state employees from Six Hundred thousand to One Million, three hundred thousand in order to strengthen the public service and this program will ensure mobilization of their skills and desire to serve the people, he added.
The Minister was addressing two meetings held yesterday (May 26) at Wellawaya and Bibile in the Moneragala District to create awareness among the Peoples' Representatives and the public officers at electorate level with regard to 319 Rural Mobile Services proposed to be conducted to find solutions to the problems encountered by the people in Moneragala District.
Commencing from next June, 886 mobile services will be conducted in Badulla and Moneragala Districts in the Uva Province and 10 awareness programs at electorate level for the benefit of peoples' representatives and state officials were conducted under aegis of Ministry of Economic Development during the period from 24th to 26th of this month in 10 electorates. Peoples' Representatives, state officials and community leaders numbering over 18, 000, representing 26 Divisional Secretary Divisions in Uva Province attended these awareness meetings.
Two more awareness meetings are to be held on the 07th of June in Moneragala and Viyaluwa electorates. The majority of the population of Uva Province, exceeding 1.2 million is to be benefitted from these mobile services.
A total number of 448,142 people in 132,370 families live in 11 Divisional Secretary Divisions in the Moneragala District. Minister Rajapaksa stressed the importance of integrated deliberations of the Peoples' Representatives and the state officials which are the novel development access of the Government in handling the identification, prioritization, planning, implementation of community requirements and taking follow up action.