ZAMBOANGA CITY: The seven to ten-hour brownouts here did not prevent the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office from holding a leadership and financial literacy training course on May 5-9 at Astoria Hotel.
The training course attended by 21 senior government officials and supervisors was aimed at building the leadership capacity and financial literacy of government key supervisors to introduce new innovations to address the growing complex issues in different government workplaces.
A number of government officials and employees in the region have different loans to different government and private lending institutions and this has decreased the productivity of the government workforce because these employees are struggling to settle their debt.
Joselito Madrona, a graduate professor of Western Mindanao State University and a participant to the workshop said, the financial literacy workshop is timely given the financial struggles affecting a number of government employees as he hopes to have the same workshop to be conducted in their university.
Another participant who traveled three hours from Sibugay to attend the financial literacy workshop said that the seminar was very informative and just is time when a number of government employees need it.
CSC Regional Director Macybel Sahi reiterated the lesson of financial literacy where government employees have to live a simple lifestyle to lessen their expenses and will have more savings in the long run.
CSC requested NOTACOR, Mindanao’s leading service provider on Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship training programs, to conduct the workshop.