The Minister of Public Administration, Paolo Zangrillo, in an interview with “Mattino” explains that “we want to bring smiles back to those offices. We need to rediscover the pride of belonging, the enthusiasm that comes from the awareness of working in the Citizens' House, for the good of the community. To the Municipality of Caivano all of this is missing today, because there is a lack of operation, efficiency, skills: in the face of this absolutely emergency condition, the support of the Department of Public Function is a must". The minister arrived in Caivano yesterday with clear ideas and a very practical solution in his pocket, or rather in the flesh: a task force made up of managers and officials of his Department and the subsidiary FORMEZ, who from this morning will work alongside the employees in the rooms of the Municipality which was dissolved first due to a political crisis and then due to Camorra infiltration, and currently governed by a triad commissioner. “The staff – explains Zangrillo – are not and cannot be placed under a commissioner. We have thought of a completely new model, never tried before, which if it works as we hope will be replicable in other disadvantaged areas of the country. It is no coincidence that one of the amending articles of the Caivano decree provides for the establishment of a mission unit at the Department of Public Function, which is ready to intervene where needed, I repeat by supporting, and not removing, employees".
It is no mystery, however, that the Municipality of Caivano, like others in the hinterland, has been influenced by criminal powers not only in political activity: there are investigations that concern some employees: “The judiciary deals with this. It is clear, however, that we will put specific activities under the microscope administrations then dissolved due to infiltration, in particular contracts and assignments of works financed under the Pnrr. Caivano must also be able to take advantage of such an important opportunity, but within a framework of total transparency". As for the powers that the task force will have: “If there is a need to isolate someone, it will be done: I say this with gratitude towards these twenty people who enthusiastically accepted a task that was not at all easy even in terms of security. But the fundamental objective is to transfer skills and restore motivation to discouraged staff." A training course wasn't enough: “Not at the moment. We have two needs: the first is to give immediate operation to the Municipality, which at the moment is substantially paralyzed and is called upon to make a rebirth effort which cannot fail to pass from the quality of services to be offered to citizens, families, businesses. The second need is medium-long term: we want the Municipality to learn to stand on its own two feet." “Therefore – concludes Zangrillo – we will support the staff and support the work of the extraordinary commission and the government commissioner, until the Municipality is able to function autonomously”.