By Mercy Bofu
THE Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage has launched a Risk Management policy that will provide guidance to the departments and agencies on how to identify, analyse and manage risks.
Officially launching the policy in Masvingo this Thursday, the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Honourable Kazembe Kazembe said the document was long overdue considering the environment their departments are operating in which is volatile and complex.
“Risk management is key to the achievement of national development goals and this has given rise to the need for the ministry to develop its own Enterprise Wide Risk Management Policy, which provides guidance to the departments and agencies on how to identify, analyse, evaluate, treat and manage risks,” he said.
The policy will also establish the ministry’s underlying approach to risk management by clarifying the roles and responsibilities of heads of departments and staff as explained by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, Mr Aaron Nhepera.
“The risky management policy forms part of the ministry’s governance and control arrangements. It is one element together with planning, project and performance management for effective governance and management,” he explained.
Under the Second Republic, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage is working on a number of projects including the online border management system, the electronic data record management system, smart policing and has since launched the e-passport, among others.