General News of 2013-12-17

Performance review for Ministers is a good sign – CDD

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD) says the decision by the President to review the performance of his Ministers is an indication that the President is poised to achieve the targets he set for his government.

The President, John Mahama has served notice to all his Ministers that their performance throughout the year will be reviewed to ascertain whether they have been able to achieve their set targets within the framework of the President’s vision.

Speaking on Eyewitness News on Monday, Theodore Dzeble of the CDD described the development as “positive” but expressed his reservations about the possible outcome of the review process.

Mr. Dzeble however counseled the President to take the outcome of his performance review a step further because “it will be important in the name of good governance and transparency that the same way as the appraisal process is publicized, we must also get to know what happens thereafter...that is critical”

In a related development, a Deputy Information Minister, Felix Kwakye-Ofosu stated that the review process will be a “rigorous and detailed exercise.”

He revealed that some of the achievements of the various Ministries under the period of review will be made public and also gave the assurance that “the President and his team will do a decent job.”