Hot­line to re­port in­com­pe­tence

Finweek English Edition - - Letters -

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.

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