Mitsotakis touts ‘new governance model’, ministers to be closely monitored, evaluated

A combination of transparency and efficiency is at the centre of the "new model of governance" described in a thirty second video that incoming Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has posted on his Facebook account.

The video shows a dossier with the state emblem embossed with the words "Hellenic Republic" opening to reveal a list of tabs numbered one to ten, a sort of a Decalogue of good government practices.

"Today all ministers received a dossier with our objectives in all ministries, our action plan running through December, and a six-month list of initiatives. The government will operate with strict timetables and constant evaluation," the PM wrote on FB.

The video includes the message, "As of today the model of governance is completely changing. Every minister receives an envelope with the strategic plan for his or her remit which outlines our central targets, timetables, working groups, and the necessary support. We are planning, implementing, and evaluating our policies with a single objective, to make the lives of citizens better".

Ministers receive clear marching orders

Ministers were given detailed information on how the work of ministries will be monitored and the collaboration of the various levels of the state bureaucracy.

The PM's office will play a crucial and overarching role in monitoring targets and effectiveness in all of the ministries.

There will be constant communication with ministers and ministry general secretaries to support and coordinate their work through a surveillance mechanism in order to meet government targets.

Each ministry will prepare an annual programme of government policy that will always take into account state budget projections and constraints.

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