Friday, July 09, 2010

Illegal Fiji PM calls to better govt performance

Fiji Live News - 9 July 2010

Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has urged the government ministries and departments to better their performance in the implementation of People Charter for Change, Peace and Progress.

His remarks followed a brief update on the work of Strategic Framework for Change Coordinating Office (SFCCO) in the first quarter of 2010.

Endorsing the report, Bainimarama called for more focus on the monitoring process of outputs by ministries and departments as it would eventually be the ministers and permanent secretaries answerable to these progress reports.

“While there are indication of changes in the achievements in all government service delivery, there is a need to improve performances in the shaping of the roadmap that will take Fiji to elections in 2014,” he said.

The key role of the Strategic Framework of Change office is to ensure effective mainstreaming and implementation of the Strategic Framework for Change (SFC) and Roadmap for Democracy and Sustainable Socio-economic development (RDSSD)

The SFC maps out Government’s response to the President’s mandate to ensure a smooth transition to parliamentary democracy by 2014.

Some of the major achievements in the first quarter of 2010 as recorded by the Strategic Framework for Change Coordinating Office (SFCCO) includes, de-regulation of the Telecom Market, reform of the Fiji Sugar Corporation, land reform, reorganization of the Fiji Electricity Authority, reorganization of the Government Supplies, realignment of Government Shipping Services and Fiji Shipping Services, Fiji National University, social welfare support, education support among other things.

The report was formulated following the monitoring and analysis of Government Ministries and Departments based on the Annual Corporate Plans and their submissions to the SFCCO.

The overall performance was 71.5 percent for the first quarter implementation with the top three ministries highlighted being Prisons & Correctional Services registering 97 percent, Ministry of Labour 85 percent and Ministry of Information 80 percent.

By Rachna Lal

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