Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has been tasked with supervising ministers and permanent secretaries to make sure they deliver.
“My role of oversight of this policy co-ordination and implementation portfolio dovetails into my supervisory role of the implementation of ZimAsset and 10-Point Economic Growth Plan. It is no longer business as usual. Ministers have to work hard and achieve results that will make Zimbabwe an attractive destination. They have to achieve results that will improve the livelihoods of Zimbabweans. We are targeting employment-creation, the exploitation of our natural resources, including mineral wealth and beneficiation,” Mphoko told The Sunday Mail.
“My plan for policy co-ordination and implementation is to make sure that ministries develop clear implementation strategies of their mandates and set realistic targets to achieve their goals. This requires the setting up of a clear, result-based monitoring strategy with milestones and standards to measure the performance of ministers and their ministries. The supervisory systems are there. A National Monitoring and Evaluation Policy is in place and operational. The policy was developed to enhance the implementation of ZimAsset by providing clear guidelines for the conduct of monitoring and evaluation of all Government programmes and projects.”