… Demands Revitalization of Cartography Survey School

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Worried over the decline in the presence of technical workers in land and Survey department in the Rivers State Ministry of lands and Survey, the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service technical and Recreational Services Employees AUPCTRE has called for revitalization of the State-owned School of Cartograhy and Survey Technicians.
The call was made by AUPCTRE General-Secretary, Comrade James Kobah at the 3rd guadrennial State delegates conference in Port Harcourt.
Comrade Kobah said “these schools used to train all categories of workers in relevant technical skills to meet the standard and requirements of the service”.
Unfortunately, the AUPCTRE scribe said these basic institutions for the training of in-house technical manpower for government have gone extinct due to inability of the authorities to sustain them.
Also, in line with skill valuation, professionalism, departmental spread, the union also advocated for the elevation of the position of Surveyor-general to that of a Permanent Secretary’s status.
Kobah reasoned that the office of the Surveyor-general is sensitive considering the large and technical departments under its supervision adding,” this position is inline with the recognition their counterparts gets out the civil service.”
According to him, “it will go a long way to increase not just their own productivity but that of their subordinates and departments.”
Already, the head of Service, Mrs Esther Anucha has hinted of plans to unify service conditions of public servants in the state and federal services.
Mrs. Anucha said the aim is geared at removing all rank bars that restricts officers at level 16 from attaining the height of their professions, stating that a committee is already working on the issue.