PM Asks Ministry of Interior to Promote Local Officials

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Phnom Penh, February 20, 2020 –Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen banned here this afternoon the promotion of officials at the national level to any posts at the sub-national level.

Addressing to the closing ceremony of the Ministry of Interior’s annual conference, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said the Ministry of Interior should promote officials at the sub-national level from localities, not from the central level.

The Premier said the nomination of senior officials at the sub-national administrations should be selected from the qualified officials at the respective localities.

If any provincial governor is retired, one of the deputy governors of that province should be nominated to the post of governor, then a district governor should be chosen for the vacant post of deputy governor, and a deputy district governor for the vacant post of district governor.

To further enhance the effectiveness of provincial development, Samdech Techo Prime Minister also encouraged the provincial governing body and the provincial council to work together and warned to take administrative measures against inactive officials.

By Khan Sophirom