BUD­GET NEEDS PER­FOR­MANCE CHECKS

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By MUKOSELA KASALWE LACK of an ef­fec­tive per­for­mance frame­work in the pub­lic ser­vice is the big­gest draw­back to the 2018 bud­get, says Party for Na­tional Unity pres­i­dent Highvie Ha­mududu.

Mr Ha­mududu said Gov­ern­ment’s fail­ure to im­ple­ment per­for­mance-based con­tract sys­tem was nul­li­fy­ing all ef­forts to­wards so­cio-eco­nomic progress.

He im­plored the Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, Mr Felix Mu­tati to in­sist that the gov­ern­ment through Cabi­net Of­fice put in place a com­pre­hen­sive per­for­mance-based con­tract sys­tem that can un­der­pin re­sults for the 2018 bud­get.

Mr Ha­mududu said the sys­tem should cover all min­istries, prov­inces and all spend­ing agen­cies.

Com­ment­ing on the 2018 na­tional bud­get at the week­end, Mr Ha­mududu said the re­sults ori­en­ta­tion in the pub­lic sec­tor was pa­thetic and toxic to the al­ready stressed fis­cal space.

He said with­out such a sys­tem the bud­get would flop even be­fore be­ing ap­proved and im­ple­mented.

“The gov­ern­ment's fail­ure to im­ple­ment per­for­mance based con­tract sys­tem is nul­li­fy­ing all ef­forts to­wards so­cio-eco­nomic progress.

“The Min­is­ter of Fi­nance must in­sist that gov­ern­ment through Cabi­net Of­fice put in place a com­pre­hen­sive per­for­mance-based con­tract sys­tem that can un­der­pin re­sults for the 2018 bud­get,” Mr Ha­mududu said.

Mr Ha­mududu de­scribed district coun­cils’ per­for­mance all around the coun­try as pa­thetic and be­low par.

He said the first thing needed would be to put in place an ef­fec­tive de­liv­ery sys­tem as putting money in in­ef­fec­tive sys­tems was tan­ta­mount to wast­ing na­tional re­sources.

Mr Ha­mududu

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