Nov. 7, 2022


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Former GS applauds PM for downsizing cabinet

Former GS applauds PM for downsizing cabinet

Former GS, Moahloli Mphaka

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    Mphaka says reducing ministries does not translate into quality service
    The ex-GS agrees that a big cabinet leans highly on taxpayers

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FORMER Government Secretary, Moahloli Mphaka has applauded Prime Minister, Sam Matekane for downsizing the new Cabinet to 15 from the initial 33 ministries.

The previous Cabinet under former Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro included 25 ministers plus eight deputy ministers.

But Matekane has remained true to his election campaign promise that he would significantly cut down the size of his Cabinet when his Revolution for Prosperity (RFP) becomes the government.

Mphaka agreed that the high number of ministers meant taxpayers were the ones feeling the burden of sustaining it.

However, he said downsizing Cabinet alone does not necessarily mean that there will be automatic quality service delivery.

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''What is most important is the placement of human resource to the relevant places with enough resources and tools for them to carry out the services,'' he said. 
Mphaka served as the GS under the former Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane’s administration.

He commended the merging of ministries, saying that will go a long way towards cutting down on expenditure. - LeNA



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