The Chief Director of the Ministry of the Interior, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi, has been honoured as the 6th best performed Chief Director in Ghana’s Civil Service for 2020 at the 2021 Civil Service Awards Ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre.

‘Madam, you are being recognised as one of the Outstanding Chief Directors of the Civil Service 2020 for your continuous commitment and dedication to fulfilling your deliverables in the Ghana Civil Service’, the citation read.

Other officers from the Ministry who also received awards are, Mr. Egyaboaful Anan-Kakabaah, Director Finance, for Commitment and Dedication to the Civil Service, Mr. James Asante Boateng, Assistant Director I, for Excellent Performance and Commitment to duty and Mr. Patrick Yeboah, Computer Operations Supervisor, for Creativity and Innovation.

In all, the best performed Chief Director for 2020 is Ing. Godwin Brocke, Office of the Head of Civil Service, Mr. Solomon Asoalla, Ministry of Works and Housing, second-best performed Chief Director and Alhaji Suleman Ahmed, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Department, third-best performed Chief Director.

Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Chairman of the Council of State, who was the Guest of Honour, commended the leadership of the Civil Service and organisers of the event for their good work. He said considering the coronavirus pandemic which has devastated countries globally, adaptive civil service will go a long way to bring change in the service.

Nana Siriboe II, therefore, urged the civil service to embrace itself with innovation and support the government agenda for national development for the benefit of all.

In his welcome address, the Head of Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena, said the Civil Service remains resolute to achieving its mandate and that the service will explore more ways to improve the service.

According to him, this is the new beginning to turn things around for the good of the service. He assured civil servants that the 2022 celebration will be better and greater.

The awards ceremony climaxed the 2021 Civil Service Week and Awards Ceremony. It was on the theme: Economic Transformation amid Covid-19 Pandemic: The Responsibilities of an Adaptive Civil Service

The Civil Service Week and Awards Celebration were set aside to highlight the collective strategies adopted by the Civil Service for the continuous improvement of government business amid the covid-19 pandemic.

It also seeks to recognise the strategic importance of employees of the Civil Service to national development and honour their dedicated and selfless service to the public and citizens of Ghana.