Hotline to report incompetence
THE TIMES said the plan at first blush seemed another piece of spin-doctoring about transparency. It said Zuma would need to have the backbone to act against incompetence if his stated desire was to be fulfilled. The Citizen echoed that sentiment, adding it would be better for every Government department to have a dedicated hotline.
WHAT HAPPENED PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA unveiled yet another incompetence check initiative when he announced plans to open a hotline in his office to report lack of service delivery. The new hotline is in addition to the ministerial position headed by Collins Chabane, whose mandate is to monitor and evaluate performance in Government. THE SUNDAY TIMES said there was a crisis in public hospitals and urged the new Government to address the issue. The Citizen said the Government placed less value on medical practitioners. The Pretoria News warned that if the striking doctors carried out their threat to quit, the losers would be SA’s poor.