IN 2014, Fiji goes to elections and the government expects the best performance from officials of the Ministry of Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation.
This was the message from Dr Jiko Luveni to ministry employees at the start of their annual corporate plan meeting in Nadi yesterday.
"All efforts must be shown for the identification of gaps in delivery and smart strategies devised to solve them," she said.
Dr Luveni stressed that the budget allocated should be properly expended within planned timelines.
"Obstacles to delivery of designed key performance indicators should be carefully determined and addressed so that the results could be realistically measured in 2014.
"In a people-driven government, one is expected to excel no lower than the expected. Certain bad working ethos should be taken away. Mind-sets are to change and results are to be convincingly demonstrated.
"Greater enterprises and investments will continue to support empowerment of women, children and youths.
"Great strides by government in driving Fiji forward should be heightened and elevated."
Dr Luveni highlighted the importance of employees to upskill themselves and undergo skills development, robust coaching and mentoring and closer performance-based assessments.
Apart from the meeting, a new corporate uniform was launched for the ministry officials.
"This is our identity and our new outlook to show. It is the brand behind our vision."