CLOSAG expresses concern about politicisation of public service



Koforidua, May 12, GNA – The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has observed that, politicisation of the civil and local government services is negatively affecting the effectiveness and productivity of workers.

A statement issued by Mr Isaac Bampo Addo,   Executive Secretary of the Association and copied to Ghana News Agency in Koforidua said:   ‘Instead of the government giving opportunity to all staff based on experience and technical competence, it rather tends to be choosy and mostly relies on political followers and those who pay lip service to the government.’

The statement said the sort of multi-party democracy being exercised in the country is being discriminatory and breaches the 1992 Constitution ‘since after elections the party in power forgets that the government is for all’.

It expressed worry that the politicisation of the civil and local government services is creating undue tension and polarising the various offices.

The statement alleged that political heads, have usurped both administrative and political powers and assign positions, transfer, suspend and dismiss staff without recourse to laid down procedures and norms.

It said politicisation is gradually grinding vital state institutions into a halt.

‘The government machinery at both the central and local levels are not being properly fueled to support the growth of the economy whereas more resources are channelled to newly created institutions or bodies that are mere replications.’

The statement therefore called for a greater attention to improve the performance of the civil and local government services.

It said every worker should be given the opportunity to contribute his her quota to achieve the objectives of the services without hindrance.


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