Official report shows poor Gauteng performance

Jack Bloom MPL

DA Leader, Gauteng Legislature

Gauteng provincial government departments score poorly in an official report by the Presidency’s Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME).

The Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT) is used by the DPME to assess the performance of government department in four Key Performance Areas (KPAs). It relies on self-assessments and internal audit validation, which are then moderated externally.

According to the 2012/13 assessment process which has just been released, Gauteng got less than 40% on three of the four KPAs.

Gauteng scored worst in Human Resource Management, with only 14% compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Other scores were as follows:

Governance and Accountability   – 25% compliance

Financial Management                  – 39% compliance

Strategic Management                    – 79% compliance

By contrast, DA-run Western Cape scored the best of all the provinces in all four KPAs, with compliance scores as follows:

Human Resource Management   – 55% compliance

Governance and Accountability   – 70% compliance

Financial Management                  – 81% compliance

Strategic Management                    – 95% compliance

This is conclusive proof using the ANC government’s own performance measure that the ANC is failing dismally in Gauteng.

This report completely undermines Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane’s claim that Gauteng is better run than the Western Cape.

Voters have a clear choice in next year’s elections – vote DA for clean administration, or ANC for continued poor performance.

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