A new policy meant to improve the management of public utilities is being crafted by government in a move meant to facilitate economic recovery.The move follows concerns from stakeholders about inefficient service delivery in some public utilities, amid revelations that government is also lagging behind the private sector in enhancing skills for its workers.
In an interview on the sidelines of a 3-day management development meeting for permanent secretaries, principal directors and directors, Deputy Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Ray Ndhlukula, said government remains committed to high standards of service delivery despite the problems of funding.
â€œWe hope this will translate into increased capacity for the public service,â€ he said.
The public sector is being considered as an important player within the economy as official data shows that it accounts for 80 percent of infrastructural developments which is crucial in attracting local and foreign direct investment inflows.
Government, which also employs 64 percent of the countryâ€™s working class, is also planning to ensure that the proposed policy will enable key ministries to formulate strategies that yield positive results.