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Every Minister will be given a 2 1/2 year consequential job letter setting out their key performance targets drawn from the manifesto towards economic growth and job creation

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Source: The Jamaica Gleaner January 25, 2016

Friday September 22, 2017 | Jamaica Gleaner

Ministers Still Accountable Despite No Job Letters

Prime Minister Andrew Holness's promised job letters to Cabinet ministers did not materialise despite a pre-election promise to do so, but, speaking at his quarterly media briefing at Jamaica House yesterday, Holness said that ways have been found to hold ministers accountable.

During his campaign for the job to lead the country's affairs, Holness vowed that if the Jamaica Labour Party was elected to form the Government, his ministers would be given clear performance targets with deadlines as to when they should be met. The then opposition leader made the declaration at a Gleaner, Mona School of Business and Management Leadership round table.

We have not completed the job description in terms of actually presenting those letters to the ministers. We are still in the process of developing those, and for good reasons, we have had to shift resources to deal [with] issues that have arisen," he said in response to a question from The Gleaner.