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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

PRESIDENT LAUNCHES GHANA PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM STRATEGY TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the National Public Sector Reform Strategy (NPSRS) to improve the performance, responsiveness and quality of service delivery by the sector.

The NPSRS, which will be implemented until the year 2023, will review and modernise current structures, systems, processes and internal management functions of the public sector to enable it support the government’s development priorities.

President Akufo-Addo said at its launching here Wednesday that although the public service bequeathed to Ghana after independence had contributed its share to the nation’s development, Ghanaians in recent years had become dissatisfied with the quality of service.

Whether it is about absenteeism or lateness, incompetence or corruption, the public sector is, today, unhappily, not seen in good light, added the president, who noted the various reforms undertaken by successive governments to change things. However, the requisite level of performance of the sector had still not been attained, he said.

That was why, he said, his administration had begun the process to the create a new public service that is fit-for-purpose, which will help guarantee the delivery of high quality services for the Ghanaian people and the private sector.

President Akufo-Addo said a major goal of the reform was to strengthen the human resource capacity of the public sector to improve its delivery. To this end, public sector training institutions would be resourced to help develop the skills and knowledge needed to efficiently deliver.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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