PREMIER MASUALLE: People of the Eastern Cape expect “big, fast results”

AUGUST 19, 2014

The people of the Eastern Cape expected “big, fast results,” Premier Phumulo Masualle has told a Senior Management Services Leadership Conference.

Masualle said the Eastern Cape would also be embracing the Malaysian model called “Big Fast Results” as it planned for 2015/16 and beyond, adding that the plans had to be “implementable, realisable and achievable”.

He said the delivery agreements signed with members of the provincial cabinet had “revealed serious weaknesses in the planning process of government”.

Among the challenges, he said was “a lack of integration” among departments both at a planning and implementation level, adding that this was “a reflection of an entrenched silo mentality in the administration and this will have to be overcome sooner rather than later”.

The Premier said a second weakness was “the lack of tangible deliverables in our plans,” adding that linked to this was “the absence of project plans to achieve our goals and targets”.

Masualle said the approach to the implementation of the Provincial Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) in the current term would be underpinned by three principles.

The first of these, he stated, was “a sense of urgency in executing our responsibilities - excuses for our failures are no longer plausible”.

He said the second principle was accountability which required that the administration takes “full responsibility for our actions and inaction. There needs to be consequences for our own inertia and poor performance.”

The third principle was the need to strengthen partnerships with other role players.

He said “the silo mentality and allergy to integration had unfortunately had its setbacks, including wastage of resources and lack of impact in our interventions”.

Masualle said government could not resolve the challenges facing the province alone and this would only be achieved “through collective effort and an integrated approach. - Getnews.co.za

Photo Caption: EXPECT 'BIG AND FAST RESULTS'... The people of the Eastern Cape expected “big, fast results,” Premier Phumulo Masualle has told a Senior Management Services Leadership Conference.