AGI urges stakeholders to embrace reforms in the public sector

By
Benjamin Akoto, GNA

Koforidua (E/R), October 17, GNA – The Vice
Chairperson of the Eastern/Volta Regions branch of the Association of Ghana
Industries (AGI), Mrs Lucy Tenkorang has made a passionate appeal to all
relevant stakeholders to embrace governments efforts to reform the public
sector.

‘’Much as the public sector reforms is needed
and a welcome strategy too often than not the implementation and enforcement of
rules and procedures leave much to be desired as experienced from the past has
shown’’ ,she said.

Mrs Tenkorang said this at the mini
sensitization launch of the National Public Sector Reform Strategy (NPSRS),
2018-2023 for over 100 participants from the Eastern and the Volta Regions at
Koforidua.

The reform strategy is a mechanism that
introduces innovations, in terms of modernizations, innovations and
professionalism for the improvement of institutions and process.

She then indicated the private sectors
commitment to support the vision of the President to build a Ghana Beyond Aid,
however, this will not be realized should the public sector remained
inefficient.

She said a vibrant private sector coupled with
an efficient public sector would lead to a steady pace of development and
therefore the two cannot be separated.

‘’It is about time the public sector sees the
private sector as a strong ally not be antagonistic to it ‘’she said.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Eric Kwakye
Darfour  said despite this reforms the
public sector continues to have challenges 
which if not properly curtailed will 
undermine the effectiveness of the sector  highlighting some of its setbacks such as poor
performance and time management, poor documentation  and reporting ,indiscipline , absenteeism and
lateness.

He noted that “Ghana has a long way to go but
we can get there in the shortest possible time if you and I can change our
attitudes and the mentality with which we work at our work places”.

He then called on the citizenry to have a new
paradigm of mentality and be disciplined at their various work places.

Mr Darfour said the private sector played
important role in the socio economic development and generally acknowledged as
the engine of growth, but the private sector can achieve very little in terms
of growth and development without the complementary role of the public sector.

He was certain that the right application of
the concept of the new public sector reform strategies could change people’s
attitudes towards work, achieve developmental goals and position workers
better.

GNA

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