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We'll set up a performance monitoring structure - Zuma

By unknown | Apr 15, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

Jacob Zuma vowed that his government would establish a performance monitoring structure to monitor the performance of all members of Parliament, including the president.

Zuma yesterday said the structure would be based in the presidency. He was addressing thousands of ANC supporters in Ngwelezane on KwaZulu-Natal's North Coast.

"We will do this to ensure that we get rid of lazy and under-performing members of Parliament. Though it would be based in the presidency, it would look at the work of all people, including councillors," he said.

Zuma said his government would establish a toll-free number where members of the public can report any sort of corruption.

"We want to fight corruption from its roots. We are aware of members of Parliament, leaders at different levels and workers who are corrupt to the core, but this will not be tolerated. We want the public to report any sort of corruption they might experience in their areas," he said.

Zuma said this was part of his government's commitment to fighting corruption and ensuring that government works for the people.

"We want to establish a government where workers would not leave people in queues because they would be knocking off," he said.

Zuma also promised that his government would also establish a planning commission.

The commission's sole function would be to plan for all government departments to ensure that there was uniformity in performance.

"We are trying to ensure that all departments perform at the same level," said Zuma.

Zuma later met with the Indian community in Phoenix. He will have his last provincial rally at Richmond in the Natal Midlands today.


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