Govt targets progress to be speeded up

2012-09-07 13:29
Collins Chabane (File, Sapa)

Collins Chabane (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - Steps are to be taken to speed up progress in achieving government's priority targets, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane said on Friday.

This week's Cabinet lekgotla had noted progress in implementing the priorities in health, fighting crime and corruption, job creation, rural development, local government and basic services, and education and skills development, he told a post-lekgotla media briefing.

The review report focused on assessing progress to date against the detailed targets per priority set in 2009, he said.

Areas of good progress were noted, including evidence of increasing life expectancy as a result of the comprehensive response to HIV/Aids, and a reduction in the infant and under-5 mortality rates.

Good progress had also been made in increasing the number of artisans qualifying each year and reducing the overall serious crime rate.

"Cabinet agreed that all the relevant departments should develop concrete actions to accelerate progress in those areas where, based on current trends, it appears targets may not be met," Chabane said.

For example, there were discussions on ensuring that teachers were in class teaching seven hours a day, that textbooks were delivered on time, that hospitals always had enough medicine supplies, and that municipalities had appropriately qualified officials in key positions, he said.

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