Zuma to hold delivery meetings

2009-09-08 18:01
Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma will hold meetings with ministers every six months to assess whether their departments were meeting delivery targets, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring Collins Chabane said on Tuesday.

Chabane told the National Assembly the president planned to write to ministers to outline the goals he wanted them to achieve as well as yardsticks that will be used to measure whether they have succeeded.

He was tabling the green paper on performance monitoring and evaluation, which shed more light on how this new portfolio created by Zuma in May plans to hold departments to account.

"How are we going to assess progress and success?

"For each sector, an individual minister, groups of ministers or clusters of ministers and MECs will be receiving a letter from the president outlining expected and agreed outcomes, and the measures we will be using to assess success.

"On a six monthly basis, there will be meetings between the president and the sector political leadership to assess progress."

Service delivery forums

Chabane said ministers would be expected to create special service delivery forums to steer through the implementation of top priorities.

He said the new monitoring and planning units in the presidency, the latter headed by former finance minister Trevor Manuel, were created to rectify delivery failures of the past 15 years.

"Since 1994, we have made many advances and we have improved the lives of our people, but we recognise that in some areas our outcomes have been below standard.

"Budget increases and expenditure on services have not always brought the results we wanted or [that] our people expected."

Unit set up for delivery

Chabane said the reason for poor delivery included lack of political will and the "absence of a strong performance culture".

He said the planning and monitoring units would give officials greater powers to improve performance in their sectors.

A delivery unit will be set up that could parachute into problem areas.

"We recommend the creation of a delivery unit to respond to a few carefully selected areas of blockages in delivery ... (It) will consist of a team of experienced officials who can facilitate change at national, provincial or local level."
 

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