Newly-appointed Regional Executive Officer (REO) of the Region Six Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Kim Williams-Stephen says she intends to bring a high level of efficiency, knowledge and competence to the post, while promising that greater emphasis will be placed on results-oriented service.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Communities, Williams-Stephen has 30 years of experience in the public service, 28 of which was spent at the Audit Office of Guyana in the capacity of Audit Manager (ag) for regions Five and Six.
It added that she possesses a wealth of knowledge in the area of regional auditing, having also audited for regions Five, Seven and Nine.
The statement noted that Williams-Stephen started work as a typist clerk at the Region Six RDC in 1986 and was subsequently transferred to the Audit Office in 1988.
“It’s an honour and privilege for me to have been given the opportunity to serve in this capacity. I gave the praises and thanks to God Almighty because without him this would not have been possible,” the REO was quoted as saying.
Williams-Stephen noted that her main functions as REO would include the provision of service to the community in the areas of health, agriculture, infrastructure, and education and to ensure that resources are expended for the intended purpose.
“My aim would be to ensure that these essential community services are delivered in a cost-effective manner bearing in mind that quality is the most important factor,” she added.
While recognising the fact that the human resource capacity of any organization is its most valuable asset, Williams-Stephen said it is imperative that the dedication of all levels of staff is acknowledged and appreciated