Ghana joined the rest of Africa to commemorate this year’s United Nations-African Union (UN/AU) Public Service Day.
The Day was marked with lectures by some heads of public service institutions in Accra.
It was on the theme, ‘Enhancing the resilience of the African Public Administration to support and facilitate the realization of Africa’s nutritional needs during the post-Covid-19 Pandemic’.
In an address, the Chairperson for the Public Service Commission, Dr Janet Ampadu Fofie, said Ghana used the Day to recognize the hard work of gallant public and civil servants whose efficient service has contributed immensely to the development of the country.
She said Ghana’s public service was made up of dedicated officers whose innovations and initiatives have helped the country continue to survive difficult times such as Covid-19 and post-Covid-19 eras.
She used the occasion to welcome feedback on the services it [Public Service] renders to the people to enable the public sector to improve on its performance.
The annual event is celebrated on June 23. The Day was designated by the UN General Assembly to celebrate the value of the public service to the community, highlight the contribution of public service in the development process, recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.
Some of the heads of institutions who delivered addresses on the Day were the Deputy Director of Passport Office, Mr Paul K. Nana Sei Osei, Director-General of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Dr Kodjo Essiam Mensah-Abrampah and Director-General of Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye.
Patience Anaadem, ISD