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IRC Receives PNGHRI 2022 best performing Public Sector Organization Award

The Internal Revenue Commission (IRC) received an award from the Papua New Guinea Human Resource Institute (PNGHRI) as one of the Best Performing Public Sector Organizations for 2022. The Governor-General, His Excellency Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae, presented the Award at the Crown Hotel, Port Moresby, today.

In accepting the Award, Commissioner General Sam Koim thanked the Chairman and Council of PNGHRI for recognizing the progress made by IRC so far. He said, "I dedicate this Award to all the hardworking staff and management of the IRC who know more about tax than I do. I am just a figurehead of the organization of dynamic people."

"Unfortunately, there is no benchmarking in the public sector to measure our performances; maturity model where we will measure our progress towards it, so every agency is doing its own thing. But I accept PNHRI's assessment of us because it is a non-government organization recognizing our efforts and encouraging us to be competitive."

Mr Koim added, "at IRC, we are not taking this Award as us reaching our peak, for our best is yet to come. We are not where we wanted to be, but this Award means we are not where we were three years ago. We strive to be an organization where all systems, processes, and people flow in the same synergy and perform at an optimal level. Revenue collections, how much of it, is just a by-product."

The PNHRI Award comes on the back of another award IRC received from another non-governmental organization last week. Last Friday, Transparency International (PNG) awarded the Integrity Initiative of Excellence Award to IRC. IRC continues to improve its internal controls, improve employment conditions, and weed out corruption.

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