The splitting headache of poor implementation

Making laws: The National Planning Commission is proposing a law to support the monitoring and evaluation of programmes, policies and projects PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Making laws: The National Planning Commission is proposing a law to support the monitoring and evaluation of programmes, policies and projects PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Poor implementation of policies and projects has over the years grown to become the millstone around the neck of public finances, defying all sorts of interventions. This is despite the fact that budget revenues are tightening and more is required from every thebe spent. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

Implementation challenges have dogged government for decades, costing the country billions of Pula in direct and opportunity costs, but more importantly denying citizens of services and forestalling their economic aspirations.

At its heart, poor implementation of government programmes, policies and projects not only means wasting the millions paid to consultants who draw up these plans, but also the potential benefit and opportunities to citizens such as access to electricity, water and other infrastructure, are equally lost in the wind.

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