by DANAI MWARUMBA
HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S new administration will assess ministers through a scorecard in an effort to enhance service delivery.
The results of the assessment will be released in Mnangagwa’s first 100 days in office after he took over from Robert Mugabe late November.
Mnangagwa will initially expect to have an audience with the ministers to hear their challenges and breakthroughs next week when he returns home from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
Christopher Mutsvangwa, Minister in the Presidency, said this would ensure government officials were committed to their work.
“The president will next week review his ministers’ work since appointment,” he said.
It could not be ascertained what action would be taken against lowly-rated ministers or the criteria for assessment.
He nonetheless said the new cabinet was making breakthroughs enticing investors.
“Ministers have already begun implementing their programmes. Some are reaching out to local and foreign investors sending out the signals. Zimbabwe is a country that has been bypassed by several investment waves for the past 30 years,” Mutsvangwa said.
The minister said investors were responding positively.
“So, there is palpable hunger for Zimbabwe’s business to come out of the shell and the 100-day programme is an opportunity for ministers to get focused and they are now picking low-hanging fruit,” Mutsvangwa said.
He also revealed Zimbabwean ministers were currently undergoing e-governance and rapid results training ahead of reviews aimed at reviving the economy.
– CAJ News