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Dec 16, 2013

Presidency to Appraise Ministers Beginning Tuesday

The Policy Unit at the Presidency will from Tuesday appraise the performance of ministers during the course of the year.

The performance review will be done in line with the policies and programmes outlined by the Ministers in their presentations to the President some months ago at the flagstaff house.

Briefing the Media at the Flagstaff House in Accra, a Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed said the Ministers have already submitted their reports to the President.

Early this year, all sector Ministers signed performance agreements with the President by presenting their targets with the approval of President John Dramani Mahama and Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Ammissah- Arthur.

Under the agreements, Ministers' continuous stay in office would depend on their performance and delivery to meet the development agenda of the government and their initiatives that could enhance accelerated growth and development.

The presentation of the reports would therefore afford the government the opportunity to determine the performance of all the Ministers and to provide corrective measures to where they fall short.

The Deputy Minister said their projections that reflected in the 2013 national budget would be the benchmark for assessing the achievements and failures of various ministries.

On rewards and sanctions, Mr Mohammed said as a democratic government they would continue to share responsibilities and failures and it was only the presidency that had the mandate to issue out any reward or punishment.

The Deputy Minister said the appraisal formed part of President Mahama's resolve to ensure transparency in governance and the government would continue to pursue similar policies that would ensure accountability and progress.

He said the appraisal will be underpinned on the vision of President John Mahama as outlined in the 2012 Manifesto of the NDC.

Source: GBC