The Head of Ghana Civil Service, Dr Evans Aggrey-Darkoh, has asked civil servants to embrace technology to foster innovation in the Civil Service.
He emphasised the impact digital solutions can have on efficiency, transparency and accessibility of services.
Dr Aggrey-Darkoh said this at a “DigSMART” digital skills training for 830 civil servants.
Organised under the GhanaCARES Obaatampa Delivery Unit of the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation (MoCD) on Wednesday in Accra, the programme aims to equip participants with essential digital skills over four months.
It is funded by the Tony Blair Institute (TBI) for Global Change in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation, the Ghana Civil Service, the Ghana-Indian Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence (GI-KACE), and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA).
DigSMART training programme seeks to empower civil servants and public sector workers with the necessary skills to excel in service delivery.
Dr Aggrey-Darkoh urged the beneficiaries to approach the training with seriouness due to its potential in enhancing their professional capabilities.
The launch also highlighted the successful completion of the pilot DigSMART training programme, which saw 170 public and civil servants graduating last year.
Joyce Adwoa Animia Ocran, ISD