Government rejects media scorecards

2010-12-01 09:54

Government would not partake in performance scorecards published in the media, a spokesperson said today.

“During this time of the year, some media outlets publish scorecards which claim to assess government’s performance for the period January to December,” said Government Communications spokesperson Themba Maseko in a statement.

“The assessments are unscientific and based purely on media clippings and the opinions of individual journalists rather than on concrete evidence of government performance.”

Government had its own “rigorous” evaluation and monitoring systems.

“After careful consideration and review, government has decided not to participate in any media scorecard process because these are unscientific and not reflective of government performance in its entirety,” said Maseko.

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