Last year, I announced a comprehensive programme to significantly improve the efficiency of government and, by doing so, enhance the quality of lives of Malaysians.
Led by our Performance Management and Delivery Unit, or Pemandu, the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) is key to achieving Vision 2020 and a matter of great importance to me. Looking ahead at the next 12 months, I see 2010 as the year we implement what we have pledged to the people of Malaysia.
In July 2009, six areas of improvement, or National Key Results Areas (NKRAs), were announced: reducing crime, combating corruption, raising the living standard of low-income citizens, widening access to education, improving infrastructure in rural areas and upgrading public transportation.
Civil servants began brainstorming creative but practical solutions to realise the six NKRAs, plus 1Malaysia/national unity and data management, in early October. After many hours of NKRA “laboratory” debate, a GTP Open Day was held over two December days to collect the rakyat’s views on the resulting proposed measures. These measures were very specific.
The event, during which more than 2,000 project and 100 programmes were presented, was hugely successful. If you missed this event, you can download excerpts from the presented visuals. Open Days were also held in Kuching (16 January) and Kota Kinabalu (22 January), to encourage citizens in Sarawak and Sabah, respectively, to have their say.
I will be unveiling a 1Malaysia GTP Roadmap book, based on the feedback received from the Open Days, on tomorrow. The purpose of this roadmap is to ensure that the NKRA initiatives are implemented correctly. It will outline specific programmes, costs and time frames for implementation. This plan is a living document and will continue to take into account public feedback – your feedback. The roadmap will be taken on a nationwide tour, allowing all Malaysians an opportunity to respond.
You can obtain more information about the GTP by visiting the Government Transformation Programme website. Alternatively, feel free to share questions or concerns with me through my blog or on Facebook. You can either drop me an email or submit a comment. I look forward to reading your thoughts.