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The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has awarded some public servants who performed their duties with integrity. This was during the celebration of the maiden Nathan Quao Annual Awards.
The celebration marks the beginning of honor for both retired and present public servants with high degree of integrity during and after service to the nation.
Speaking on the theme: “Upholding integrity in the Public Service.” The head of Civil service, Nana Agyekum Dwamena, urged public servants to uphold the development of the nation through dedicated service and loyalty.
He said globally the 2018 Eidelman Trust Barometer has indicated that the level of public support or trust in government and its institution is only 43 percent, and this has some effects on the public servants.
“Mostly, government appointees fail to perform their role adequately and this leads to chaos or anarchy when people lack the tendency to trust public servants, which is not good for a country,” he stated.
He said the public service is underpinned with a plethora of legal frameworks that details institutional standards, administrative processes and procedures as well as code of conduct which ensures adequacy and good conduct among public servants.
He however stated that the role of political leadership in the struggle to establish an integrity based public service cannot be over-emphasized. He therefore called for a strong leadership role in dealing with transgressors in the civil service without exceptions.
He announced the digitization of the civil service sector to include recruitments to enable the sector deal with corruption practices perpetrated by some officials which would lead to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the country.
A deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wereko-Brobbey, urged civil servants to be circumspect and deliver as expected of them. He asked them to work assiduously towards achieving the targets and goals of the institution.
He called on them to embrace hard work and efficiency and work towards achieving the success of the institution while avoiding laziness.
Six retired and current staffs were awarded for the integral, dedicated and selfless role they played during rendering their time of service.
Source: Nii Aflah Sackey