By Mustakim Ramli
SHAH ALAM, Sept 15 — The Selangor government should consider implementing the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) on all of the projects and initiatives that it has planned.
Bandar Utama state representative Jamaliah Jamaluddin said that the move would ensure close and periodic assessment of the plans to achieve its goals.
“We need to have the KPI when we carry out any plan. I have raised this matter in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly and the state government is aware of the suggestion.
“For example, we have set a target of zero carbon emissions, so what has been done in the short or long term? How do we measure its progress within a year so that we could achieve the target?” said Jamaliah during SelangorTV talk show SKOP titled ‘Bersedia Hadapi Bencana’ (Preparing for a Disaster) broadcasted live on all of Media Selangor’s social media platforms on Tuesday.
She said while the state government has formulated an inclusive plan for the people, the KPI must be in place to ensure that each of the plans becomes a success.
“That is why we need an officer in charge of monitoring the projects so that we can identify whether it is achievable.
“If the project cannot meet its goal, we can make improvements earlier to assure its success,” she said.
The Selangor government had over the years announced several initiatives and programmes that would contribute to the growth of the state’s economy as well as to the general public.
One of its recent plans includes the First Selangor Plan (RS-1), a comprehensive five-year plan with four strategic themes, five policy catalysts and 262 initiatives that include 20 game-changer projects.
The four strategic themes, which help to frame the plan, will focus on strengthening the economy; ensuring social inclusivity and the people’s wellbeing; driving environmental sustainability; and providing good and effective governance.