21 Dec 2018
- By Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa – [email protected] – Variety News Staff
GOVERNOR Ralph DLG Torres expects members of his cabinet as well as various boards and commissions to turn in their courtesy resignations today, Friday.
In his memorandum dated Dec. 18, Torres asked his cabinet, board and commissions members to submit their courtesy resignations by 3 p.m. today, Dec. 21, at his office.
All letters of resignations must be in a sealed envelope addressed to the Office of the Governor, care of his staff member, Kianna Manglona.
“Four years ago, we came into office with many goals,” the governor said in his memorandum. “Chief among our goals was improving our economy and bringing prosperity back to the islands, securing the retirement benefits of our government retirees, and making government work for the people in an effective and accountable manner.”
Throughout the years, he added, “our administration has faced many challenges in accomplishing these goals. The issues regarding immigration, labor and military activities threatened to impede or even derail our economy. Of course, Typhoons Soudelor, Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu devastated the infrastructure of our islands and the livelihood of its people.”
He said “our administration nonetheless persevered and overcame the challenges to accomplish its goals. Today the economy is vibrant and the government retirees are secure in their benefits. The delivery of government services is more effective and efficient than ever before. I am proud of the work we accomplished together.”
But “even with our many accomplishments, we are a new incoming administration with new goals [so] now is the appropriate time to evaluate where we are today, how well we are serving the people, and who is best to accomplish and achieve even greater things for the Marianas.”
Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/109619-governor-expects-courtesy-resignations-to-be-on-his-desk-today