KUCHING: The implementation of Government Transfor-mation Programme (GTP) is viewed as a vehicle for Malaysia to achieve its Vision 2020 on schedule, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Datuk Seri Idris Jala.
“Vision 2020 is a fantastic articulation of where we’d like to be as a nation. But if we do not change the course of speed, we will not get there in 2020 since we have about ten years to go. There is so much to do to make the change.
“We need a road help us to go along the pathway and we need the vehicle to get there. Hence, GTP would be the vehicle to help us to get to our destination, Vision 2020, on schedule,” he said in his opening remarks for the GTP Open Day held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, here yesterday.
GTP is an initiative introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in April last year to transform the government into becoming more effective and accountable, as well as to catapult Malaysia into an advanced, united, safe and just society with a high-quality of life for all. It focuses on six National Key Results Areas (NKRAs).
“GTP is one of the four approaches that we took to achieve the transformation in improving all these NKRAs. The first step was to run laboratories so that we can arrive at the detail of what we have to do. After that, we have open days to share the outputs with the ‘rakyat’ (people) and get feedback.”
The programme is set up under the government’s organisation Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), in which Idris is the deputy chairman. The launch of the programme was done last week in Kuala Lumpur, which received encouraging response from the public.
“During our open day in Kuala Lumpur, there were about 5,000 Malaysians in Kuala Lumpur and from all of Peninsular Malaysia congregating and giving us a plethora of input to help us improve more. In fact, the biggest turnout there was the one on corruption, simply because it was an area of big concern to the public.
“For two days we have it here in Sarawak and next week, we will have the same event in Sabah. Once we collected all data, then by the end of the month we will make sure that we have officially drawn the One Malaysia Transformation Roadmap. This roadmap is a very thick document that provides tremendous detail on what we are going to deliver to the rakyat,” he explained.
He described the process as akin to being ‘pregnant’.
“When you have told everybody about the project, there’s only one consequence. You have to ‘deliver’. You cannot keep the ‘baby’ for more than nine months. So, that is why the point of accountability means you state clearly what you want to do and you go out and deliver.”
Idris added that all the data would be compiled into one comprehensive report by the end of the year.