PM orders Cabinet to make nationwide visits to fix people’s problems

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BANGKOK, 14 July 2015 – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed all ministries to visit residents in all provinces in an effort to bring solutions to problems cited earlier in their complaints.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd revealed that government officials were previously dispatched to all parts of the country to gather people’s feedback on the work of the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and gauge their satisfaction.

Due to complaints over unsolved problems in many localities, Prime Minister Prayut tasked all attendants at this week’s Cabinet meeting with revisiting each area so as to investigate and stamp out those problems. Different responsibilities were assigned to the ministers in accordance with their expertise. The premier insisted that the ministers can make their visits immediately, without the need to wait for his lead.

Meanwhile, according to Maj Gen Sansern, Prime Minister Prayut also inquired about the fight against corruption in state agencies after a number of civil servants of various ranks were reported to have engaged in such misconduct.

The premier has enforced Section 44 of the interim charter to transfer high-ranking officials to inactive posts, pending investigations by anti-graft agencies. As for those of lower ranks, he instructed commanding authorities in the respective ministries to look into the issue before reporting to him.