New PWC Manager confident that the Corporation will improve

first_imgLocalNews New PWC Manager confident that the Corporation will improve by: – March 5, 2012 Eddison Henry, the new manager of the Public Works Corporation, is confident that under his management there will be an improvement and an overall turnaround within the company. Eddison Henry. (file photo)Although Henry’s employment comes at a time when the Corporation is faced with several challenges however he told Dominica Vibes News that there is hope for the company.Some of these challenges include protest action by its staff over the non-payment of salaries. The Corporations’ Board of Directors has proposed that the employment of some members of staff be terminated with a view to managing the debt crisis which the Corporation is face with.However union representing the employees; Public Service Union have not endorsed this proposal. Recently, the general-secretary of the Union Thomas Letang announced that the members do not believe that “laying off some workers” will solve the problem but that the root of the problem lies with management.Henry believes that there exists an “absence of information” where employees are concerned who may not be fully aware of the state of affairs of the Corporation therefore one of his priority is to meet with staff and ensure that they “grasp the complete picture of where things are”. From his early assessment he noticed that some of the “management systems have deteriorated” and might be a contributing factor to the overall situation, therefore he indicated that one of his preoccupations which will be a review of the management systems which exist “so that profitability can return to the Corporation”.Although the Corporation is faced with financial difficulties Henry believes before it can focus on payments it “must become a viable entity” and “whether or not there are chances for sustainable growth”. “I see my task as going in there to determine whether or not the objectives of the Corporation can be met and is there sufficient activity to keep it viable with the available resource.”He further noted that he must determine; “What is necessary for the growth of the company to drive it forward. Are the skill set required for a modern day company does it exist within the entity now and if it doesn’t how do we get it?”Some of the plans he highlighted for the Corporation were to re-negotiate payment terms with the Corporation’s creditors, seek payment from its debtors to help raise its income base and to determine whether there are other services which the Corporation can offer to generate income and raise its revenue base.Henry proposed that the Corporation could review its mandate to determine whether it could also facilitate the construction of houses as opposed to only road repairs and seek to export its services in the same manner as some overseas based companies who arrive here to perform works.He concluded that “no company grows by simply cutting cost but we must look at how we can increase our revenue” and that one of the determining factors of his success rate will be how quickly some of his proposals can be implemented.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 17 Views   no discussionslast_img