Stories Tagged 'Bureaucracy'

Power to the party

May 28 2018

It is widely known that the politicisation of the civil service has been a major reason for its underperformance, especially since the democratic transition of 1990. There are trade unions affiliated to all major parties in the bureaucracy, and this has led to factionalism and service delivery. The current government has now come up with a draft bill to address this problem. The bill proposes abolishing unions affiliated to parties and creating in its place a single union, which is supposed to be apolitical in nature, to represent all civil servants.
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The prospect of a rosy economic outlook for FY 2016-17 dominated headlines and discussions over the past two weeks.
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Even as the government has pledged cash amounts to the family members of those who died or were injured in the earthquake, document requirement has made the monetary package hard to access.
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