We Need More People To Work For The Government For Free – Josephine Teo


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SINGAPORE: Partnership with the community can help improve public sector service delivery, said Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo.

An example cited was the Pioneer Generation (PG) Ambassadors programme, in which volunteers rather than public officers are the main touch-points for senior citizens. Around 1,500 volunteers have come forward to be trained as PG Ambassadors, and they have collectively reached out to more than 20,000 people from the Pioneer Generation.

Mrs Teo said the Government will build on their reach by equipping the PG Ambassadors further, through continual training in areas of interest to pioneers, such as the Medishield Life scheme.

“Why should volunteers be made responsible to do the job of the government?” asked Linda Lim, 28 a private tutor.

“Isn’t it the job of the government to reach out to the people?”

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