I GOT IT ALL WRONG; CIVIL SERVANTS ARE HARD WORKING- PROF AGBESINYALE

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I GOT IT ALL WRONG; CIVIL SERVANTS ARE HARD WORKING- PROF AGBESINYALE

Prof. Patrick Agbesinyale, Associate Professor and a former Director of Institute for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast has hinted that Civil Servants in Ghana are very hard working contrary to the long held view of some Ghanaians.

Prof. Agbesinyale who was recently appointed as the Chief Director of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources noted that he will dispute that assertion anywhere that Civil Servants are lazy people; according to him after spending barely a month in the ministry he has generated lots of respect for the Civil servants.

“We work from dawn to dust, we hardly go for break. This is different from where I come from, its totally different”, he added.

Prof Patrick Agbesinyale made this revelation when the Civil Service Council of Ghana paid a working visit to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. The Civil Service Council, as part of efforts to famirialised themselves with staff of the various ministries has so far visited the Ministry of Roads and Highways, Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

The Chairperson of the Civil Service Council, Justice Rose Owusu asked staff of the Civil Service to work hard to uplift the image of the service because according to her the currently image is not desirable. “Some of us are not doing much and due to that, do not deserve the best”, she said.

According to her, this exercise is the first of its kind and it’s expected to elicit some responses from the staff of the service. She bemoaned the lackadaisical attitude of some of the civil servants to the long held view of the notion that Civil servants are lazy, “do your best and we will also get the best for you for the goodness of Ghana”.

The Head of Civil Service, Nana Agyekum Dwamena said Ministries should develop policies to deal with the currently problems facing the nation. He cited galamsey, armed robbery, cyber-crimes amongst others as some of the challenges facing the country and must be nip in the bud.

The Council will continue the tour till April this year.

Source: OHCS-PR