New 'Minister of Delivery'; implementation unit an extra set of eyes

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Wed, 5 May 2021, 9:49AM
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New 'Minister of Delivery'; implementation unit an extra set of eyes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 5 May 2021, 9:49AM

Grant Robertson says a new unit will be an extra set of eyes.

The Finance Minister has revealed he'll be leading an implementation unit, responsible for ensuring delivery for the government's priorities, at the request of the Prime Minister.

He told Mike Hosking it's necessary because there's a very large sum of money going in, due to Covid-19.

Robertson says there's a number of complex, cross-departmental projects and programmes.

“Having a small group of people, based out of the Prime Minister’s department, who keep an oversight, work with the agencies, work with the ministers to make sure we meet the milestones, I think is important.”

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