Performance Tracker is an attempt but we need Code of Conduct for public office holders – Kpebu

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    Private legal practitioner Martin Kpebu has welcomed the introduction of the Performance Tracker by the government.

    But, he said, he would have wished that the government prioritized the introduction of a Code of Conduct for public officeholders over the Performance Tracker.

    “The Performance Tracker is an attempt…the experts are still evaluating it but corruption is our biggest problem and so we need the code of conduct for public officers.

    “It is important but I will rank the code of conduct above the performance tracker,” he said on the Key Points on TV3 on Saturday, April 13.

    Also speaking on the same show, Sissala East lawmaker, Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, said that the Perfoamnce Tracker launched by the government is an important initiative to enhance governance.

    Despite the 67 errors that were identified, he said, the tracker serves a useful purpose.

    He said the “67 errors identified cannot undermine this job on tracker.

    “When you put data together, the intention is to let people see what you have done, where there are errors you must admit. The fact that some mistakes have been identified does not invalidate the work?”

    The government, through the Information Ministry, has admitted and corrected 67 wrong entries on the Performance Tracker platform, just about 72 hours after its launch.

    The Information Ministry, in a post on X with the handle (@PerfTrackergh), said those errors were reported by citizens within 48 hours after the launch.

    The post also expressed appreciation to the public for their scrutiny and interest in the platform.

    “After the successful rollout of the Performance Tracker, the government appreciates the significant interest and scrutiny from citizens.

    “This level of engagement reflects the public’s dedication to ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the information presented.

    “Within 48 hours of the launch, we have identified 67 entries that were mistakenly included,” the post read.

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    The post further noted that the Ministry’s attention was also drawn to some 74 projects that were not on the platform yet.


    Regarding the errors, it said, “These have been corrected.”

    “Our attention has also been drawn to some 74 projects which should have been included as they had been concluded by June 2023. These have also been included,” it added.

    Government launched the Performance Tracker on Wednesday, April 10. The platform aims to enhance transparency and accountability in infrastructure projects nationwide.

    Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Works and Housing, underlined the platform’s critical role in guaranteeing accountability and openness in the execution of infrastructure projects across the country.

    Furthermore, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah revealed that the tracker has over 13,000 projects.

    The Ofoase-Ayirebi lawmaker emphasised that the tracker is an improved version of the Delivery Tracker, which Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia unveiled in 2020, and emphasised its significance for tracking the advancement of several projects throughout the country.



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