In an evaluation of the performance of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and his five policy secretaries, Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man scored 44.06 out of 100 points in terms of overall satisfaction, the lowest score, while the score for Chui rose by 2.11 to 59.79 points compared to June last year, according to a survey released by the Macau New Vision (NVM) Association Monday.
Chan, who in terms of protocol ranks top among the five policy secretaries, oversees the civil service, legal affairs, public registries, identification services, civic and municipal affairs, legal and judicial training, and legal reforms.
The association began conducting the biannual survey about the government’s performance in June 2010 , except for this one – the eighth , which was conducted on March 14-15, nine months after the previous one.
According to The Macau Post Daily, the survey asked 710 locals aged 18 or above over the phone, using a computer-aided system. The association sent the findings of the survey to the media.
Respondents were asked to rank their satisfaction levels between 0 to 100 on a range of policies and other issues relating to top officials.
Chui saw an increase in his overall score from 57.68 in the survey in June last year to 59.79 this time.
The survey compared the scores the five secretaries got this time with the average scores they got in the eighth survey.
According to the findings, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U, Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen and Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va scored higher this time: 61.99 versus the average of 61.15 for Cheong U; 59.37 versus 58.83 for Tam; and 58.63 versus 58.05 for Cheong Kuoc Va.
The survey said this showed that “there is a tendency that the support for these three secretaries is increasing”.
However, there was a significant drop in the scores of Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io and Chan this time compared to the average scores: 50.41 this time versus the average of 54.49 for Lau and 44.06 versus 50.49 for Chan.
The survey also asked respondents to rate the “overall performance” of the government. According to the findings, 50.7 percent of the respondents rated the government’s “overall performance” as average or declined to comment, with 28.6 percent expressing satisfaction with the government’s performance as a whole. Some 10.4 percent said they were dissatisfied with the government.
Only 1.1 percent said they were “very satisfied” and with the government’s overall performance while merely 4.7 percent answered “very dissatisfied
The association was set up in 2010 and its members include local academics.(macaunews)