- President Cyril Ramaphosa is about to enter into performance agreements with top government officials
- In a bid to hold the elite to account, Ramaphosa will now have a point of reference
- Minister Jackson Mthembu explained this comes ahead of next months State of the Nation Address
President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon be entering into performance agreements with Ministers, Premiers and Director-Generals.
The ANC's Lekgotla needed to take place in order for the ruling party to agree on the way forward for the next few years.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu explained that crunch time is upon the nation's elite:
“After this Lekgotla, we can assure you [that] before the President steps onto the podium to deliver his speech at the State of the Nation Address on [Thursday] 13 February 2020, he would have signed performance agreements with all ministers, deputy ministers, premiers and directors-general."
During a recent media briefing, Mthembu explained why this move couldn't have happened sooner:
"Last year we said we'll sign performance agreements after concluding MTSF. There was no way Cyril could've entered into performance agreements with Ministers when there was no clarity on what Government will do for 5 years. Now there's clarity."
The South African reports that Ramaphosa vowed to hold Cabinet members to the government's vision with the medium-term strategic framework.
Now, performance assessments will take place twice a year for all ministers and governmental departments:
“The President will assess whether all state departments have met the expectation of the medium-term strategic framework of government."
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