In his opening speech, he highlighted that the Public Service played a pivotal role in keeping Singaporeans safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, from keeping borders, checkpoints, hospitals, and vaccination centers running smoothly to reaching out to households and businesses to ensure they could get help.
New challenges ahead
Needs will continue to increase as Singapore’s economy matures, and the population ages rapidly. In fact, the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) feels the pressure most acutely, DPM Wong said. This is because almost everyone comes to them every year during Budget period to ask for more funding and manpower.