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Olopeng encourages efficency
19/01/16
 The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Mr Thapelo Olopeng says efficiency in service delivery is of paramount importance.
Officiating at a strategic planning retreat for his ministry’s management yesterday in Francistown, Mr Olopeng said they have to engage and apply transformational thinking to create value for customers. Mr Olopeng also said they should do away with bureaucracy and red tape and focus on customer needs. “Let us stop lamenting and finding excuses for non-performance, but ensure that we deliver our services heartily,” he said.

The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Mr Thapelo Olopeng says efficiency in service delivery is of paramount importance.

Officiating at a strategic planning retreat for his ministry’s management yesterday in Francistown, Mr Olopeng said they have to engage and apply transformational thinking to create value for customers.

Mr Olopeng also said they should do away with bureaucracy and red tape and focus on customer needs.

“Let us stop lamenting and finding excuses for non-performance, but ensure that we deliver our services heartily,” he said. 

He called on his officers to be as practical as possible in executing their duties, adding that communication was vital especially in the Young Development Fund and other projects. 

He noted that sometimes the response from the management takes months to each applicant.

Minister Olopeng advised that to achieve significant results as an organisation, teamwork was as a key factor while cordial working relations were important ingredients of team work. 

He said managers should be approachable to subordinates as well as to members of the public.

For his part, the acting permanent secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, Mr Kago Ramokate described the general performance of the ministry as fair regarding implementation of programmes. However, he said there were concerns arising from the youth regarding their projects. 

He said local artist have gone abroad to represent the country and that even in sports athletes have represented the country well at international level, a clear indication that things were going well in the arts and culture area.

Mr Ramokate noted that even though they fund youth projects they still do get questions of sustainability, but said they give assistance to youth projects as they were fairly and adequately funded.

He said they have engaged the private sector to monitor and mentor youth projects.  BOPA

 

 
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