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Ghana Civil Service promises smooth transition after polls

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Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena - Head of Civil Service
Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena – Head of Civil Service

Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena, Head of Civil Service has given the assurance of the preparedness of the Service to ensure smooth transition process after the November 7 polls.

He said the Service is working on handing over notes to keep proper documentations “as the state of the nation” for the new government in January to avoid “unnecessary tensions.”

Nana Agyekum-Dwamena was addressing this year’s annual awards ceremony of the Service at Sogakope in the Volta Region.

He said the Service had learnt lessons from situations where political party activists snatched government vehicles and other properties after declaration of election results.

He said steps have been taken to ensure a stable political atmosphere after the elections.

“We will not wait for unnecessary tensions to build up. We will not wait for the system to break,” Nana Agyekum-Dwamena stated, and asked the Chief Directors to rise to the occasion.

He urged the Chief Directors to pay attention to service delivery standards and focus on achieving set targets.

Nana Agyekum-Dwamena  asked them to apply efficient monitoring and evaluation tools in conducting affairs in their agencies.

Dr Callistus Mahama, Head of Local Government Service commended the Civil Service for the initiative and underscored the need for the services to work in harmony to improve service delivery.

Mr Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Roads and Highways asked the Chief Directors to ensure effective management of time and maintenance of government properties.

He urged them to step in, in the absence of ministers who might be on political campaign trails to keep government business running.

Four Chief Directors, Mr Solomon Atiim Asoalla of the Ministry of Power, Professor Thomas Mba Akabza, Ministry of Petroleum, Mr Enoch Evans Cobblah, Ministry of Education, and Mr Godwin Brocke, Roads and Highways were honoured as best performing Chief Directors for 2015.

The awards ceremony coincided with the signing of 2016 performance agreement.

Source: GNA

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