Ministerial ED’s implored to take more responsibility
Ministerial ED’s implored to take more responsibility

EDs urged to take more responsibility

EDs tasked to implement policies for the good of Namibians
Namibia's prime minister has stated that both her office and the government are committed to supporting domestic products, and the procurement system has been revised to facilitate this objective.
Elizabeth Joseph
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila last week tasked ministerial executive directors (EDs) with more responsibility and to "become one with the living conditions of Namibians."

She said this during her opening speech at an ED meeting.

"You have a duty to acquaint yourself with the conditions of our people and propose and, once approved, implement policies that are aimed at bringing about the change we all want to see," she said.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila added that her office and government have vowed to support local goods, and the procurement framework has been amended to provide for this.

"The minister of finance recently launched a code of good practice on preferences with the aim to provide for preference for locally-produced goods and services.

"As such, all offices, ministries and agencies must implement this code, which also has the element of empowering local entities."

Public financial management

She further said EDs are the custodians and overseers of public financial management and are entrusted with important policy tools.

"This is aimed at discharging benefits to the citizenry, but also ensuring the sustainability of government financials through prudent and sound management.

"As such, the recommendations of the auditor-general must be actioned, and areas of improvement must be corrected without any delay."


Namibian Sun 2023-03-29

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