The Head of the Office of the Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena, has noted that digitalization is essential to the modernization and transformation of every economy, therefore, the civil service has embraced digitization to enhance productivity.
Launching the 2022 Civil Service Week celebration and Awards ceremony themed, Digitalization in the Civil Service of Ghana, an agenda for improved service delivery in Accra, Nana Dwamena said digitisation increases efficiency and productivity and makes records retrieval easy for improved evidence-based policy decisions.
“In this regard, the 2022 Civil Service Week Celebration focuses on the role of digitalization in the Civil Service towards national development,” he stated.
He said the Service has over the years undertaken several reforms to increase its operational efficiency, drive performance and deliver results.
Nana Dwamena said the Service was increasingly leveraging technology to reap productivity gains in its Performance Management System (PMS) by introducing an electronic appraisal system.
He said the system was fully developed and tested in December 2021 and it is currently being piloted in twenty-one organizations.
He said the Service would continue to perform its mandate to support the government to deliver on its strategic goals of digitalization.
On conditions of service for Civil Servants, the head OHCS said significant progress had been made in the negotiation in the review process.
“The Committee set up by the President, chaired by the Senior Presidential Advisor to the President, Yaw Osafo Marfo, to review the proposed conditions of service of the Civil Service and the Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) as a whole, is yet to complete its Work. However, some significant progress has been made in the identification of the issues for negotiations,” he stated.
The 2022 Ghana Civil Service Week Celebration which began today 20 July 2022 will climax on Friday 29th July 2022 with the Civil Service Awards ceremony at the Alisa Hotel with the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the Special Guest of Honour.
Patience Anaadem, ISD