The Zambian government said Tuesday that it plans to introduce a performance management system to curb delays of projects due to inefficiency by public workers.
Minister of National Development Planning Lucky Mulusa said the strengthening of performance management systems will go a long way in deterring laziness among public workers.
The move will also make public workers accountable for their decisions or indecisions, he added.
The minister said independent investigations revealed that continued delays in government projects was mainly due to inefficiencies and sometimes inimical deliberate actions by public workers, according to a statement released by his ministry.
He cited the country’s failure to secure 260 megawatts of electricity from a thermal-powered plant during the 2015/2016 power deficit as one example that some public workers failed to make pragmatic decisions.
According to him, the introduction of performance management systems will enable the government to crack the whip on erring officers and ensure that they were brought to book. Enditem