President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged governing boards of public institutions to be more creative and take bold decisions to enhance the quality of public service
The President said this in a speech read on his behalf by Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister, at the ninth annual conference of chief directors, chief executives and chairpersons of public boards and councils, in Koforidua.
The four-day meeting is being held under the theme “Change management, innovation and creativity for value-added service delivery”.
President Akufo-Addo said the public service of today was required to manage rapid policy changes with shorter time deadlines.
It should also focus on good customer service, ensure
He announced that a new Public Service Reform Strategy aimed to bring efficiency and raise the quality of service delivery to the people and the private sector was going to be launched.
This would align the service with the “Ghana beyond aid” vision, he added.
Mrs Janet Ampadu Fofie, Chairperson of the Public Services Commission, said the conference was meant to provide a platform for top public servants to meet and exchange ideas on contemporary issues relating to public administration practices and how to improve productivity, enhance performance and maintain high standards of service delivery.
The forum also offered the opportunity for the President to meet and share the vision of his government with the governing boards and chief executives, he had appointed.
She reminded the participants, as top public servants, to be innovative - change the old ways of doing things to help propel the public service to new heights.
He added that there was corruption in those nations but “at very low levels”.