Politics of Saturday, 20 April 2013
Government will soon roll out a nationwide performance-based management system to facilitate high labour productivity in the public sector, particularly at the district assemblies.
Mr Akwasi Opong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development made this known at a staff durbar organised by Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) at the weekend.
He explained that the performance-based management system would be result-driven and would measure the functionality of the assemblies in terms of services delivery.
Mr Opong-Fosu said: “Key performance areas that are considered as priority needs of the people within the assembly and which also fall within government’s broad policy area will be identified, listed and rolled out.”
“There will be a performance contract which the District Chief Executive (DCE) will sign with the President’s representative in the region to render an identified service within the assembly’s competence and an agreed timeline,” he added.
Mr Opong-Fosu said the DCE’s would be assessed on the quality of the deliverables.
He expressed the hope that the assessment would keep DCE’s on their toes to hold the co-ordinating director accountable for the service delivery.
Mr Opong-Fosu said government has been encouraging the assemblies to establish a data base for their revenue sources so that they could generate enough internal funds.
He expressed optimism that when the street-naming and property numbering scheme become functional, the assemblies could generate the needed funds.
Mr Opong-Fosu commended Mr Daniel Amartey-Mensah, Municipal Chief Executive of LEKMA and management of the Assembly for their immense contributions towards some developmental projects.
He singled out the Assembly for running a number of projects solely through internally-generated funds.
LEKMA is one of the many created districts established in November, 2007.