President Ramaphosa unveils performance agreements with his Ministers

President Ramaphosa unveils performance agreements with his Ministers

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally signed performance agreements with his ministers

- Ramaphosa had promised earlier this year that he would enter into the agreements with each individual in his Cabinet

- The aim is to strengthen the capacity of the State and increase accountability

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he has finally signed off on performance agreements with each and every one of his Ministers.

In a statement issued by the Office of the Presidency on Tuesday, it was explained that this was in line with an earlier promise:

"As stated in the State of the Nation Address on 13 February 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed performance agreements with all Ministers to strengthen the capacity of the State and increase accountability."
President Ramaphosa unveils performance agreements with his Ministers
Ramaphosa has now signed off on the performance agreements will all members of Cabinet. Image: GovernmentZA/ Flickr
Source: UGC

The Presidency explained that the agreements will be available to the public in order to allow citizens to hold the respective Minister accountable:

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"These agreements – which are based on the targets contained in the Medium-Term Strategic Framework – will be made public so that the people of South Africa can hold those who they elected into office to account."

An extract from the agreement sees Ramaphosa highlighting the need for a more urgent and focused approach:

"There is no question that given the prevailing social, political and economic dynamics and environment, our actions require greater urgency and focus. While (and as I have stated before) there are no short-cuts and quick fixes, it is within our grasp to do the important things, to do them well and to do them without delay."

Ramaphosa continued by highlighting the need to close the gap between vision and reality:

"We have a duty to follow-through on our policy promises to the nation and make greater advances in terms of closing the gap between our development vision and the realities on the ground. The spirit and intent of the MPAs is to keep us focused on achieving our important targets."

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Earlier, reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa made a promise to enter into performance agreements with cabinet members to increase accountability from them.

A number of these agreements had still not been signed by certain cabinet members at the time.

Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu said previously that this process would be done before the end of October.

However, it has still not been done by early November, with Mthembu commenting at the time that

"We thought that they would be concluded last week but they have not been concluded. There are still colleagues that will be signing their agreements this coming Friday."

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