Government will not tolerate the non-performance of Chief Directors of the various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, Mrs. Frema Opare, the Chief of Staff has said.
Speaking at the signing of the Chief Directors 2017 performance agreements and 2016 Awards ceremony, Mrs Opare said the harm non-performance had caused to the fortunes of the heavily endowed nation was great and this must not be allowed to continue.
[contextly_sidebar id=”G2lwAcjbJrjPwQmPo6yzjehrfMRIyDod”]The introduction of the Performance Agreement System in 2010 in the Civil Service, is one of the efforts designed to bring the civil service leadership into focus, and through that change the negative public perception on their service delivery.
“We have remained poor in the abundance of enormous natural wealth and this is unacceptable and must change,” she added.
She said performance agreements were about establishing expectation, appointing accountability for them and setting standards for their execution.
She said such agreements were usually to ensure quality performance and so there must be the consequence for not meeting key targets, goals and results.
Mrs Opare said Chief Directors and government were by the agreement defining actions to be taken and results to expected from those actions.
She said Chief Directors needed to show the President through their Ministers that they were capable and willing to help the government execute its agenda.
“Please, recall that, the President said he is not interested in witch-hunting and that all he requires is professionalism and co-operation to enable him fulfill the mandate given him,” she added.
She urged the Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation to work closely with the Head of Civil Service and other related agencies to ensure that Chief Directors deliver on the agreements, reiterating that “there should be consequence for non-performance.