Nyus i kam long MP mo Pati
Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu

“100 Day List” blong niufala Gavman

Olgeta –

Hemia nao “100 Day List” we Praem Minista i anaonsem yestede.
Hemi version long English – taem version francais i kamaot, bae mi sendem bakagen.
Ta, Ralph

Port Vila, 10th April 2013.

As Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, I, Honourable Moana Kalosil CARCASSES, hereby present the “100 Days List”, being a list of measures to be achieved and completed within the first 100 days of my government.
I expect all Ministries to comply with these directives.
100 DAY LIST : Measures to be achieved and completed within the first 100 days of the new government:
PORTFOLIO CHANGES
1.Removal of Civil Aviation Ministry and re-instatement of Ministry of Youth Development, Training & Sports
2.Amalgamation of MOT and MNVB into new Ministry of Tourism and Commerce
3.Creation of new Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Geohazards, Meteorology and Energy
4.Reshuffling of some departments and responsibilities between Ministries for better service delivery
AID FUNDED PRIORITIES
5.Relocate Chinese convention centre from Parliament Park
6.Begin negotiations with donors for payment of all outstanding severance pay for government workers, including police, teachers and health personnel
LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
7.Hold an extra-ordinary session of parliament in first 100 days to make amendments required in this 100 Day List
BUDGET CHANGES
8.Hold an extra-ordinary session of parliament in first 100 days to make changes to 2013 Appropriation to resource changes identified in this 100 Day List
CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES
9.Hold an extra-ordinary session of parliament in first 100 days to make two changes to the Constitution:
-Amend article 30(2) of the Constitution to require the approval of the full council of the Malvatumauri for any new laws likely to affect land or custom (change “may” to “shall”)
-Amend article 21(4) on parliamentary quorum to prevent Parliament meeting on Saturdays or Sundays
BY PORTFOLIO
1. PRIME MINISTER
10.Issue an order to all Ministers and all DG”s that no Government-funded overseas trips are to be undertaken without authorisation from the Prime Minister
11.Assess and reconstitute membership of boards of all Government and statutory bodies
12.Replace the Attorney General
13.Appoint a new Police Commissioner and organise custom ceremonies to re-unify the different factions in the VPF
14.Advertise the position and appoint a new Public Relations Officer (PRO)
15.Advertise the position and appoint a new 1st Political Adviser to the Prime Minister
16.Assessment and re-positioning or replacement of DG’s
17.Establish a “Public Concerns Monitoring Group” headed by the Ombudsman with secretarial support from the Office of the Ombudsman and comprised of representatives from VANGO, VCC, VCCI, Malvatumauri, Auditor General’s Office and others, with a mandate to identify and raise key issues of public concern with the Government, to advise and assist the Government to address these concerns, and to liaise with the public.  This group also able to receive submissions on such issues
18.Review and amend all allowances’ rates for the public service and political staff
19.Amend the Ombudsman Act to re-instate the power of the Ombudsman to institute a civil case against a leader to recover misappropriated funds
20.Amend the Leadership Code Act to remove the prerequisite requirement for conviction under the Penal Code for conviction for breach of the Leadership Code
21.Insert a new section into the Ombudsman Act to allow anyone, including the Ombudsman, to prosecute a leader for breach of the Leadership Code if the Public Prosecutor has not commenced proceedings three months after issuing of a Report alleging breaches
22.Put in place a comprehensive vehicle policy for all of Government to address excessive expenditure on vehicles, vehicle maintenance and fuel
23.Establish high-level ‘Constitutional Review for Political Reform’ Committee and complete consultation with all political parties on amendment of Constitution to reform the political system, ready for wider consultation
24.Endorsement and publication of new vision and mission statements for each ministry
25.Publication of draft 5-year Development Plan (to replace PAA, PLAS, etc) for further consultation and comment
26.Hold at least one COM meetings in a rural location
27.Establish Vanuatu Investment Limited to oversee all revenue-generating government companies
28.Commission an independent review on the PSC and the public service, for the purpose of overhauling the structure and functioning of the PSC to achieve better outcomes from the PSC itself and from public servants
29.Establish a commission of inquiry to investigate and audit all Vanuatu citizenships granted and Vanuatu passports issued and cancel all citizenships granted which do not meet the requirements of the Constitution and the law
30.Amend laws to prevent granting of citizenship without having lived 10 years in Vanuatu
31.Publish a draft policy paper for public comment on a proposed amendment of the Constitution to provide for dual nationality
2. FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND EXTERNAL TRADE
32.Termination of DCA agreement with Indonesia
33.Declaration of support for full membership of MSG for West Papua
34.Remove diplomatic status of Mme Goiset
35.Review all appointments of ambassadors, consuls, trade representatives, etc
36.Publish review of costs and benefits of the MSG Trade Agreement for Vanuatu
37.Amend laws to formalise participation of VCCI in all trade negotiations
3. FINANCE AND ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT
38.Establish MBC and begin revision of budget to be passed at an Extraordinary Sitting of Parliament within 100 days
39.Publish audit reports on VNPF, Tafea Mini Arts Festival, CDF
40.Audit the Hong Kong-based PR program (Permanent Residency scheme)
41.Audit and review the VFSC
42.Publish policy paper on creation of Government Asset Registry.  Source aid funding for short-term project to establish Government Asset registry, including establishment of database and training of staff
43.Amend law to remove requirement to pay VAT and duty from charities and expand definition of charities
44.Amend law to provide incentives under VAT and duty requirements to encourage recycling and waste reduction
45.Repeal Vanuatu Agriculture Bank Act and find means to provide Government funding through the National Bank of Vanuatu (NBV) for agricultural and development projects
4. EDUCATION
46.Refinance scholarships budget so all Vangov students get allocated funds on time for the rest of the year
47.Pass legislation to legally establish merit-based selection system for awarding of scholarships that is free from political interference
5. LANDS, ENVIRONMENT, MINES & WATER RESOURCES
48.Publish policy paper and legislative priorities for land reform before 90 days (with Ministry of Justice and Social Welfare)
49.Initiate high-level working group to start negotiating expansion of Port Vila Municipal boundary
50.Establish draft urban master plan for Port Vila and publish for wider comment (plan incorporating public and green spaces, government buildings, sports facilities, second and third commercial centre, cemetery, market site)
51.Establish policy to encourage recycling and waste reduction
6. INFRASTRUCTURE AND PUBLIC UTILITIES
52.Publish draft National Building Code and draft Building Act for public comment
53.Table the Vanuatu Infrastructure Strategic Investment Plan [VISIP] in the Council of Ministers
7. INTERNAL AFFAIRS
54.Amend law and regulations to strengthen protection of jobs for citizens
55.Freeze issue of new bus and taxi licenses and publish new draft policy regulating the public transport sector for public comment
56.Amend immigration laws to proscribe forms to be used, establish guidelines for issuance of travel documents, clearly establish who will process applications, create new “temporary business” visa category, clarify visa renewal procedures
8. AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND BIOSECURITY
57.Repeal the Chamber of Agriculture Act and return it’s functions to the Chamber of Commerce
9. TOURISM, TRADE, COMMERCE AND NI-VANUATU BUSINESS
58.Establish policy and commence steps to repeal VIPA and place investment promotion function with the Chamber of Commerce
59.Publish policy paper on introducing requirement for 51%-local joint ventures in all foreign investments (except in certain identified sectors)
60.Review the COM Policy passed in 2011 and then establish a new policy to stop any new foreign investment in the wholesale and retail sector and restructure the sector to restrict the operation of foreign-owned wholesale and retail shops already existing and reserve the sector for ni-Vanuatu small businesspeople
10. HEALTH
61.Review the proposed new structure of the Ministry of Health proposed in 2010-11, make further revisions as required and then publish for public comment
11. JUSTICE AND SOCIAL WELFARE
62.Publish policy paper and legislative priorities for land reform before 90 days (with Ministry of Lands and Rural Water Supply)
63.Amend National Council of Chiefs Act to define the role of the President and to recognise the New Caledonia Vanuatu community Council of Chiefs
64.Establish committee to assess compensation claim for Ambrym-Tanna conflict (Port Vila 1997), as per COM Paper already passed in 2011, as a pilot for establishing a process for dealing with all compensation claims against the State
12. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING AND SPORTS
65.Source part of the funding for the 2017 Mini Games facilities
13. CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, GEOHAZARDS, METEOROLOGY AND ENERGY
66.Complete establishment of the new Ministry
14. SPEAKER
67.Appoint new Clerk of Parliament and – budget permitting – new staff
68.Complete consultations on new Standing Orders, ready to approve in Parliament


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