Members of the Ghana Civil Service Council on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, met with management and staff of the Ministry of the Interior to know at first hand, their concerns and challenges as civil servants to inform the Council in the discharge of its duties.
Addressing the Staff, Nana Agyekum Dwamena, Head of Civil Service, admonished Civil Servants to be politically neutral in the discharge of their duties.
He noted that, if Civil Servants stay politically neutral, they would be better placed to offer efficient and dedicated services to the nation irrespective of the party in government.
According to him, the Council acknowledges the challenges the Civil Service face and promised to address them.
Welcoming the Council to the Ministry, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi, Chief Director of the Ministry of the Interior, was appreciative of the Council’s visit and was optimistic it would boost the morale of workers.
She entreated the staff not to feel intimidated by the Directors present but freely express their concerns and challenges.
The Tour was to afford the Council an opportunity to interface with civil servants and to know at first hand their challenges so as to inform their work as council.
The function of the council is to ensure the implementation of the Civil Service Law 1993, (PNDCL 327) which is to assist the government in the formulation and implementation of government policies for the development of the nation.
The Members of the Civil Service Council are; Justice Rose Owusu, Retired Supreme Court Judge; Chairperson, Nana Kwesi Agyekum Dwamena; Head of Civil Service, Justice Henrietta A. Abban; Retired Justice of the Appeal Court and Edwin P.D. Barnes; former Chief Director of the Ministry of the Interior and Office of the Head of Civil Service.
The rest Isaac T. Adjovu; former Chief Director of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Isaac Asiamah; from the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Mary I. Amadu; former Direector of Social Welfare and Isaac Bampoe Addo of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG).