His Excellency the President and ZANU PF First Secretary Cde E. D Mnangagwa yesterday presided over the signing ceremony of Performance contracts for Cabinet Ministers Permanent Secretaries, Chairpersons and Chief Executive officers of Public entities and local authorities at the HICC where he said performance contracts are part of Government’s efforts to end mediocre performance and service delivery which have curtailed success in the past.
President Mnangagwa officially launched performance contracts for permanent secretaries for the fiscal year 2021 as part of a system that has been introduced by Government to create robust public sector institutions and leadership.
Since coming into office, President Mnangagwa has been committed to a bold, transparent, democratic and accountable leadership.
“The performance contracts being signed here today are, thus part of my Government’s efforts to put to an end undue contentment as well as mediocre performance and service delivery, which have in the past curtailed our successes.
“Through the high performance culture of the Second Republic, Zimbabwe is now being ushered into a nation of limitless opportunities across all sectors, regardless of tribe, gender, region or origin. The review of the 2021 performance contracts for Permanent Secretaries, which was announced today and commencement of the second cycle, must be viewed in this context.
“Under the second cycle, results covering four categories of executives, including Cabinet Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, as well as Chairpersons and Chief Executives of Public Entities and Local Authorities, will also be made public. It is my expectation that everyone of you, including those under your span of control will work much harder towards the achievement of Vision 2030,” President Mnangagwa said.
President Mnangagwa went on to say that the performance under the Second Republic must answer to the preservation and defence of Zimbabwe’s independence and sovereignty.
“Performance under the Second Republic must answer to the preservation and defence of our independence and sovereignty; while at the same time, meeting the aspirations of the many sons and daughters who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nationhood. We owe it to past, present and future generations to deliver a better quality of life for all Zimbabweans, at every level.
`His Excellency concluded by saying, “ Finally, I want to reiterate that all of us are duty bound to work concertedly with unity of purpose, fully aware that the programmes and projects in performance contracts signed today are for the benefit and prosperity of the people of our motherland Zimbabwe.