By MARK NAVALES
The first batch of employees occupying key positions in the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOTC-BARMM) have officially taken their oath of office before MOTC Minister Dickson Hermoso and assisted by Deputy Minister Abunawas Maslamama here in this city recently.
Lawyer Roslainie Macao-Maniri, chief of MOTC-BARMM Legal Affairs Division expressed her gladness that all the 15 key positions in the ministry were filled upon with qualified public servants.
Maniri said these public servants are expected to carry on their sworn duties and responsibilities with exemplary performance under the stewardship of Minister Hermoso.
Out of the 15 employees who took their oath of office, 11 of them are having permanent status with their employment, while the rest of the 4 employees are on a co-terminus status.
Atty. Maniri also emphasized they expect more additional employees to be posted in permanent positions. They are individuals who are well qualified with qualifications standard (QS) after having passed the rigid selection process set by the Selection Board of the MOTC-BARMM, according to the Chief of the Legal Affairs of this ministry.
As this developed, Minister Hermoso reminded all the newly-sworned employees that they have to think of themselves and their mandates as public servants out to serve the government and most of all the people as well.
In like manner, Deputy Minister Maslamama stressed that the success of everyone in the MOTC-BARMM is their steadfast in doing their assigned jobs.
Assistant Executive Secretary Abdullah Cusain who graced the oath-taking ceremony also congratulated the new MOTC employees and welcomed them for their willingness to serve as Public Servants for the Bangsamoro People in the Region.
In a related development, the employees of MOTC-BARMM got overjoyed to witness the blessing of the newly acquired and brand new official vehicles that they may use for their official trips in the performance of their official functions.
The employees serving as Public Servants are also thankful that they have already means of mobility to transport them from their office to their place of Assignment and vice versa.
Atty. Maniri clarified that the two official vehicles of MOTC-BARMM are among the priority equipment under the administration of Minister Hermoso that were acquired through the funds of more than P3 million were taken from the first tranch of the block grant earmarked for the BARMM.
She added the procurement of the said vehicles undergone legal processes in accordance the Procurement Law.
Minister Hermoso thanked the Office of the President through Secretary Wendel E. Avisado of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and most of all Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim through the Ministry of Finance, and Budget and Management.