Ministry chief directors, directors to sign performance contracts

By Justin Mahlahla

EIGHTY-FOUR Chief Directors and Directors will tomorrow sign their performance contracts in Harare, as the Second Republic continues to enforce the culture of hard work and performance management within its senior workforce.

In a media advisory, the Secretary to the Public Service Commission, Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe said the signing ceremony, which will be held at Harare International Conference Centre at the Rainbow Towers, will be attended by a representative sample on behalf of a total population of 463 Chief Directors and Directors, the rest of whom will sign their contracts in their Ministries and Departments.

“This event signals the cascading to all levels of the high-performance Work Culture which Government in the Second Republic’s championing, and which was demonstrated In February at a ceremony graced by the presence of His Excellency President E. D. Mnangagwa, where Ministers, Permanent Secretaries of Government as well as CEOs of parastatals and leaders of Local Government Authorities signed their own, Performance Contracts,” said Ambassador Wutawunashe.

He added: “In the true spirit of the principle, ‘What Gets Measured Gets Done’, the contracts will outline specific strategic objectives, outputs and ‘outcomes targeted for the year 2022 for Chief Directors and Directors. The performance of Chief Directors and Directors will be assessed on a quarterly basis, together with that of Permanent Secretaries with the final evaluation conducted annually.”

Government continues to raise the bar on performance management in Ministries and Departments by requiring senior officials to sign Performance Contracts in order to strengthen service delivery to citizens, he noted.