At an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday for newly appointed and recently promoted Ministry of Civil Service officials, Minister Prum Sokha urged them not to use Covid-19 as an excuse to work from home.
Instead, at the ceremony which took place at the Royal School of Administration, he encouraged them to work effectively to provide essential public services.
Sokha was quoted in Fresh News as saying that while some officials were hindered by Covid-19 and had to work from home, others were expected to perform their duties in public as required by their positions.
“Covid-19 is not an excuse to stay home. The most important thing is to protect yourself while preventing virus transmission and providing efficient services. This is the model of work public servants should be following,” he said.
Sokha also urged all civil service officials to continue improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of their work.
He said the nation should especially focus on developing its digital skills as Industrial Revolution 4.0 unfolds.
Undersecretary of state and ministry spokesman Chhoeun Bunnarath told The Post on Thursday that apart from motivating officials to do their best, Sokha also told them to ensure that they follow proper virus prevention methods such as social distancing and maintaining hygiene.