President has Ministers sign performance contracts
Hot on the heels of President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has imposed performance contracts upon her ministers.
According to a press release on the Executive Mansion website seven Cabinet ministers were amongst the first group to sign the new performance contracts; they were the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Health & Social Welfare, Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism, Commerce & Industry, Labor, Youth & Sports, and Internal Affairs.
The press release states that President Sirleaf said in reference to development targets that “These priorities were set by you, and at the same time you solicited budgetary support to set these priorities,” the Liberian leaders told her Cabinet, adding, “It’s therefore my hope that we all will work together to deliver these priorities to our people.”
The performance contracts cover a one year period from 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 and that each contract asks each Minister to identify four projects that can be achieved within a year and can be measured in tangible ways.
The Cabinet Secretariat and the Program Delivery Unit (PDU) will monitor the performance contracts every quarter.