Ramaphosa said he would meet ministers over the next six months.
When we meet with them, they should have deputy ministers, director generals, and some key officials to hold them accountable for what they’ve done in implementing those priorities. We said we wouldn’t accept any excuses or explanations [because] The priorities they set must be addressed, met and implemented, otherwise a lot of things will happen.”
In 2019, when announcing a new government, Ramaphosa said that ministers would be held accountable. Sign performance agreements with members of the National Executive after approval by the House of Representatives of departmental annual performance plans.
I will sign performance agreements with each of the Ministers and Deputy Ministers which will be regularly assessed against clearly defined targets and clearly stated performance results. Where implementation is not satisfactory, measures will be taken,” he said at the time.
“We view these performance agreements as the cornerstone of a new culture of transparency and accountability, in which those charged with the responsibility to serve—whether elected officials or public servants—do what is expected of them.”