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President Lungu directs Provincial Ministers to submit reports

General News President Lungu directs Provincial Ministers to submit reports

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President Edgar Lungu has directed provincial ministers to write quarterly reports and submit to him on the performance of government operations and projects .

The Head of State said periodic reports would help him and government to address the challenges facing provincial administrations and government departments in executing government programmes.

ZANIS reports that President Lungu said this during a cabinet meeting held at State House in Lusaka today.

“I want periodical reports say quarterly from you provincial ministers because this will assist us to know what challenges you’re facing and how we can address them,” Mr. Lungu said.

And President Lungu said he expects new ideas from the newly appointed ministers to help government deliver services to people.

The president challenged the ministers to interpret government policies and ensure that programmes and projects are executed to benefit the people of Zambia.

Vice President Inonge Wina, Secretary to Cabinet Roland Msiska, Attorney General Likando Kalaluka, Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda, Bank of Zambia Deputy Governor Bwalya Ngandu were among those that attended the cabinet meeting at State House.

Gender Minister Victoria Kalima did not attend the cabinet meeting as she is yet to be sworn in.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Give them performance targets first, the n you can ask for reports on the challenges they may be facing to meet them. I will, however, hasten to say this is a good start.

    We give credit where credit is due.

    • They will pay later but of importance now is Mmembe and the Post Newspapers who need to pay back the tax they collected thru’ VAT and other taxes immediately since this has been outstanding since 2009…

    • They will pay in kind. They will work 30 minutes per day extra.
      It was their fault entirely if the Concourt is right with its decision.

  2. Great ba President BUT give them a format of the quarterly report. What will be the targets? Let them also set the targets against which you can measure their success/failure.

    • True. To avoid having different reporting formats I suggest the Minister Planning and Development develops this reporting format. This way the President will be able to target common problematic areas in all the provinces. Good step forward

  3. Yes,set targets ..then ask for reports.It is like asking for marks but ba teacher tabapele exam. Most improtant,give them the necessary resources.Ba Lungu remind your ministers to pay back the money.Umulandu taubola.

    • The CEO cannot set Departmental Targets but the Departmental head does in comparison with the Organization’s set performance parameters. In this case, the parameters are in both the PF manifesto and the Country’s 7th Development Plan. Provincial Ministers will align their KPIs and have it approved by EL otherwise just follow the laid down Plans.

  4. Ba Ken, in case you didn’t know the CEO sets the Senior managers targets.. or in other words the department here is cabinet and all these guys work under the president so its his duty to set the targets!

    • Awe ba But, Ken is right. Performance targets are proposed by the job holder and agreed with the supervisor.

      If the supervisor feels that the targets are too ambitious, he’ll ask you to revise them, and vice versa. The job holder can also tell the supervisor what is achieveable & what’s not, with reasons.

      To impose performance targets is symptomatic of bad leadership.

  5. Performance Management System (PMS) tiye NATO, Botswana has it in place and is working for them, just introduce it in the civil service, coupled with Performance Based Reward System ( PBRS). There is need to change the mind set in the civil service, the work culture will only improve when there is tool put in place to measure performance, and rewarded according to the level of performance. Epo tuli kuti twayafwilisha boss!

    • Ngoza, there already exists such a performance management system supervised by the Public Service Management Division (PSMD) & Management Development Division (MDD) with a performance review system called APAS (Annual Performance Review System).

      The only thing required is to ensure strict implementation.

      And ba “Truth”, U’ll be surprised to learn that Botswana learned that system from Zambia. The problem we have is being good at generating good programs (and ideas), but not implementation. We have good papers produced & shelved, while our neighbours come here learn from us & implement immediately, then we start going back to learn from them.

      There’s nothing as embarrassing as being on a fact finding mission only to be told “we learned this from you”.

  6. IMAGINE A GOVERNMENT WITHOUT CHECKS AND BALANCES. NO GIVING SUPERVISONS OF PROJECTS AND OPERATIONS BY GOVERNMENT LEADERS. NO GOVERNMENT BLUE PRINT OF MONITORING ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES BY GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND COMPANIES ENGAGED BY GOVERNMENT. ZAMBIA IS A FREE FALL.

  7. LUNGU SHOULD SWALLOW HIS PRIDE. COME TO BOTSWANA AND BENCH-MARK ON GOVERNANCE AND POLICY FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION. THEY ARE DOING IT SPLENDIDLY WELL. BRITAIN HELPS THEM A GREAT DEAL ON ECONOMIC POLICY FORMULATION. SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE ZAMBIANS. YOU PRETEND TO KNOW WHEN YOU KNOW NOTHING.

    • what is good for Bostwana can not be good for Zambia.Incase you dont know Botswana has more cattle than pipo and Zambia has more pipo than cattle so dont compare zambia and botswana

    • what is good for Bostwana can not be good for Zambia.Incase you dont know Botswana has more cattle than pipo and Zambia has more pipo than cattle so dont compare zambia and botswana nooto

  8. Can anybody out there honestly tell me that if this is today’s picture the President of Zambia ECL doesn’t have a hang over.
    Please be honest amongest yourself is he not drunk or has a serious hang over.
    Now to serious business. Is this Leader ECL serious about Govt expenditure. provincial ministers can not be expected to attend weekly Cabinet meetings how much will it cost for them to travel every week. 3 days will be spent on travel and attending the meetings so how do you expect them to perform if they will only be in office on Wed, Thur and Fri.
    Thats why they are not part of the Cabinet which is 30 minsiters.

    • Ba Mary, the Ministers are Members of Parliament, so they’re in Lusaka attending The National Assembly, which takes precedence.

      Whichever way you look at it they’ll be in Lusaka anyway.

      Democracy is costly..! Walila Mvula as you say in the East, Walila Matope..!

  9. Extend the same stringent measures to Mayors now that there positions are no longer ceremonial but those that should improve the cities, towns and other areas. Nevertheless the Minister of Local Government needs to develop Town Planning Blueprints which all these councillors must strictly adhere to when embarking on developmental projects. Well done your Excellence.

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