Government is set to implement a national public sector reform strategy which is expected to transform public institutions and improve service delivery.
The five-year strategy will target institutions such as the passport office, Births and Deaths Registry among others for improving client service, turnaround time and other key deliverables.Briefing the press, CEO of the Public Sector Reforms, Thomas Kusi Boafo, said the strategy is critical to the Ghana beyond aid agenda which will be launched by the President next week.
Highlighting the essence of the programme, Mr. Boafo said: “I want people to know that unless the private sector improves and citizens become happy, there is no good government and that is why this government has taken it as a serious measure to ensure that with all your support and your corporation, a vibrant public institution is established.
When you visit areas that are performing well, it is not by magic; it is by people saying that we have changed our attitude and we want to build Ghana. Having an agenda of Ghana beyond aid, with weaker public institutions will get nowhere.”
Mr. Kusi Boafo said the inefficiency in the public sector is as a result of the absence of a comprehensive national public sector reform strategy.
According to Mr. Boafo, the previous government developed a national public sector reform strategy document which was to be implemented from 2017 to 2027.
He was however quick to add that the document has been reviewed by the current government to a five year period, starting 2018 to 2023.
An educational forum is expected to be held at three zones, the southern, middle belt and northern to brief the public about the new strategy.
By: Marian Ansah/citinewsroom.com/Ghana
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