22 September 2015 - NW3165
Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
(a) How does (i) his department and (ii) entities reporting to him define red tape and (b) what (i) specific interventions and/or (ii) systems have been implemented to (aa) identify and (bb) reduce red tape in (aaa) his department and (bbb) the entities reporting to him?
The Department and its entities do not sit and define “red-tape”. However, they have mechanisms to deal with unnecessary delays in their operational processes such as regular reviews of rules, regulations, protocols and legal framework to improve effectiveness and efficiency in achieving our outcomes.
Amongst others, I would like to refer the member to annual reports, strategic plans and quarterly reports of the entities and the Department.