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MECs signs Service Delivery Agreement with the Premier

By: Emmacualate Cindi

As part of holding the executive accountable, today the Members of the Executive Council (MECs) signed the Service Delivery Agreement with Premier Chupu Stanley Mathabatha which will ensure improved service delivery to the communities during the Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond.

The agreements are set out with clear measurable and achievable targets that will be monitored twice in a year and reviewed annually. The review will give the provincial government an opportunity to identify challenges that impacts on service delivery.

The signing was initially supposed to have taken place in the beginning of 2019 -2020 financial year in April but was delayed by Covid 19 outbreak. This forced the provincial government to realign the budget after it was reduced and shifted to the Department of Health to help fight and curb the spread of the virus.

The drafting of the agreements were informed by the adoption of the outcome based approach of each departmental mandate, State of the Province Address (SOPA) and the Limpopo Development Plan (LDP) using the Medium Term strategic Framework (MTSF) guidelines.

“The signing of these agreements is an indication of our commitment to accelerate service delivery to our people. Part of the deliverable for our MECs is the issue of service delivery and good governance. The annual assessment of MECs performance will therefore include the issues of financial management in their respective departments.” Said Mathabatha

The service delivery agreements signed by the executive will inform performance agreements of accounting officers and assist departments in drafting clear measurables.

During the monitoring process, the provincial government will be able to asses and identify areas that need urgent attention impacting on the livelihoods of the people of Limpopo. In addressing those challenges, the government will be fulfilling a mandate they received when they took over the sixth administration.