2nd September 2014.
The IFP in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature calls on
the KZN Premier, Senzo Mchunu, to make it mandatory to monitor the
performance of all provincial MECs on a quarterly basis.
"Performance agreements signed by MECs
outline the performance and delivery expectations of government
and must be used to assess whether each MEC has met their
targets. When there is non-performance action must be taken,
especially when targets have been set and resources made
available. There must be no excuses for failing to deliver.
MECs who fail to deliver must explain to the Legislature why
they were unable to meet their targets. There must be no reason
why they must stay in their jobs and be paid by taxpayers' money
if they cannot comply," said IFP Leader in the KwaZulu-Natal
Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala, MPL.
"Service delivery protests across the province
are symptoms of failure on the part of MECs to deliver on their
mandates. Although it can be said that Service Level Agreements
are in place, the question is who is monitoring and evaluating
the performance of MECs? There has to be an independent
assessment mechanism that will evaluate the performance of each
Department. With about 80% of the Administration including
senior departmental officials based in Pietermaritzburg it is no
wonder that service delivery is crumbling across KZN", said Mr Gwala.
"We will not rest until the provincial
government has successfully managed to build better communities
where our people can easily and freely access government
services, such as clean water, sanitation, decent jobs, good
healthcare, and live in a crime free society with no fraud and
corruption. The IFP will increase its pressure on the
provincial government through the regular submission of
questions to ensure that action is taken against flagging
departments," continued Gwala.
"We demand that all heads of provincial
departments must sign reviewable service delivery agreements.
This is to get all managers into the new culture of getting
things done quicker, in a much more accountable environment. The
service delivery agreements must be reviewed annually through
monitoring and evaluation. Bonuses should not be paid to people
who are paid a salary to perform their duties but do not
deliver," concluded Gwala.
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in KZN
Legislature, 078 290 5842
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