The Head of the Civil Service, Nana Kwesi Agyekum Dwamena, was appointed 1st January, 2014. His career as a Civil Servant spans over a period of 26 years starting as a Management Analyst in 1988 at the Management Services Department (MSD)
In 1995 Nana Agyekum Dwamena was posted to the Office of the Head of Civil Service where he worked as Head of the Reform Co-ordinating Unit. In 2005, he was subsequently appointed as the Director of the Performance Management Division. As the team leader his task was to organize and ensure the implementation of Performance Improvement Initiatives. Nana Agyekum Dwamena was also the Executive Secretary of the Management Services Department. (2011-2013)
The Head has participated and presented numerous papers at Local and International Seminars/workshops on Decentralization, Policy Analysis, Human Resource, Performance and Change Management in Singapore, United Kingdom, United States of America, Malaysia, Malawi, Morocco, Mauritius, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Holland, Kenya, Egypt, Tanzania, Botswana, Cameroon, Zanzibar, Rwanda and Ghana.
He has also contributed to discussions on Public Administration Systems at International fora like Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management (CAPAM), Centre for African Training and Research in Administration for Development (CAFRAD), the Association for Administration and Development, (ARAD) and meetings of Heads of Public Services of Africa.
As part of his career development in the Civil Service, the Acting Head has attended several capacity enhancement courses in policy analysis, strategic and change management as well as monitoring and evaluation, organized by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), and Management Development Productivity Institute. (MDPI)
Nana Agyekum Dwamena’s contribution to development of the Civil Service is phenomenal. From 1996 – 2005 he facilitated the development of Service Delivery Brochures and Standards for Civil Service Organizations and the Training of Staff of Client Services Units. Some of these Organizations are Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, Rent Control Department, Land Title Registry etc.
He was also a core member of a Team that developed concepts, principles, methodology, monitoring and evaluation systems for the National Institutional Renewal Programme (NIRP) the Civil Service Performance Improvement Programme (CSPIP).
The Head of Civil Service played an active role in the joint (Ghana Governance and DFID Team) evaluation of CSPIP at the end of first full operational phase and Performance Agreements for Chief Directors
He also actively engaged the various Public Sector Reform Programmes on Financial Management, Budget Improvement and Decentralisation agenda. He is a team leader for the GIFMIS Cultural Change and process management team and the chairman of the DDF technical team.
As the Executive Secretary of MSD he actively led the process of restructuring Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Districts (MDAs & MMDAs). Also appropriate staffing levels were determined, norms, grades and skills – organizations were also covered. These included the Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Ministry of Health,Controller and Accountant General’s Department, Feeder and Urban Roads, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Accra Metropolitan Assembly and Northern Regional Co-ordinating Council.
The Head of the Civil Service is currently a member of the Ghana Association of Consultants, The Honourable Order of Kentucky Colonels of USA and Friends of Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
Nana Agyekum Dwamena attended Ghana Secondary School, Koforidua, where he obtained his Ordinary and Advanced Level certificates 1979 and ‘81 respectively. He subsequently graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), 1985. He also holds a masters degree in Organisational Development from the University of Cape Coast. (UCC)
Nana Agyekum Dwamena is happily married with three children and provides strategic leadership for the development and implementation of goals and programs.at the Eden Mission Establishments.