THE Government must get rid of its underperformed Political Appointees (PA) says the leader of the parliamentary Independent Group, Manasseh Maelanga.
He highlighted this when speaking to members of the media in a press conference early this week.
Mr Maelanga made the call after hearing reports in the media previously that some political appointees are not performing to the expected standard.
“I want to call upon the DCC Government to get rid of the political appointees that have not performed according to the DCC policies.
“If they see that some political appointees are not working accordingly to the government policies, they must act.
“If they are involving in serious matters, the government must terminate their contracts,” Maelanga said.
He added that the government must be aware of this and they must try to implement their policies.
Earlier this year, the Prime Minister said the nomination of political appointees are based on qualification, political affiliations and personal abilities amongst other criteria, but there will be no reason or excuse for non-performance, which is why all contracts have been limited to a one year term and are subject to performance review.
While there might be some disappointment from the general public over the choice of certain appointees, the Prime Minister said he has made it clear that those selected will be required to prove themselves and there will be zero tolerance towards non-performance of designated duties.
The Prime Minister said those appointees are expected to perform their duties with integrity and drive the DCC policy agenda using their experience and qualifications to achieve designated government objectives within the specified time frames and certainly not to be paid for doing nothing.
Mr Sogavare said those who have been nominated are required to supervise the implementation process from within the relevant ministries to simultaneously identify and remove existing bottlenecks in the government system.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA