PNG NRI launches new staff corporate uniforms

Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNGNRI) launched its staff corporate uniforms at its campus in Port Moresby yesterday (7 August 2023).

Speaking at the launch, Director, Dr. Osborne Sanida said PNGNRI’s work is based on the motto of ‘inquire, inform and influence’.

“It is envisaged that by wearing the uniform, our motto can be advanced.”

Dr. Sanida urged PNG NRI staff to treat the uniform with respect as it will also be advertising PNGNRI and its mission, vision, values, and principles.

“As you wear the uniform, you must know that you are advertising PNG NRI. So, I urge us all to treat the uniform with respect,” Dr. Sanida said.

All in all, the Director said the uniforms are important for PNG NRI and the Government (as our employer) for the following reasons:

  • Promotion of PNGNRI and its work;
  • Advertising for PNGNRI;
  • Increased visibility and security for PNGNRI staff;
  • Boost in morale and productivity;
  • Sense of responsibility and discipline;
  • Sense of team spirit and belonging; and,
  • Duty to the country through the Government.

Dr. Sanida said PNG NRI is a public policy think tank with the responsibility of conducting cutting-edge socio-economic research to solve the development problems faced by PNG.

“Therefore, our ultimate aim is to serve the country through the Government of the day.”

Deputy Director for Research, Professor Eugene Ezebilo said the uniform comes with a responsibility. “All staff must know what PNGNRI does and stands for.”

“When people ask you questions about PNGNRI especially in terms of findings from recent research, you should be able to provide some highlights”, the Professor said. “You are part of PNGNRI,” he told the staff.

Dr. Sanida and Professor Ezebilo thanked the organising committee and the tailoring company for the work put into the production of the uniforms.

Authorised for release by:

Dr. Osborne Sanida
PNG NRI Director

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