25 June 2014

Ghana: Environment Minister Urges Staff to Work Hard

press release

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu has urged staff of the Ministry to observe laid down structures of the Ministry to create good working relationship for better performance.

According to him, staff productivity would be one of the best when there was sound mind and good working relations amongst colleagues as well as management. "This is because workers spend most of their time at work places with each other and therefore the time had to be used judiciously to contribute their quota to the development of Ghana," he added.

Mr. Oppong-Fosu gave the advice when he interacted with staff members at a durbar organised by the Ministry to acquaint him with the operations of the Ministry.

He noted that the Ministry played a critical role in the development of the country and in order to ensure accelerated socio-economic development through the formulation of sound policies and regulatory framework of promoting the use of appropriate environmentally friendly, scientific and technological practices, there was the need for everyone to perform his or her duty well.

The Minister said normally, politicians demanded quick results in their line of duties and bureaucrats had the expertise in initiating techniques to develop the nation. Therefore, it was important that the work of the two must be at par in the quest to achieve desired results.

He cautioned the staff against acts that had the tendency to thwart the progress of the Ministry.

Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu noted the importance of the Public Service and said governments the world over depended on the service yet some attitudes in the service undermined the integrity of the service.

He therefore urged the staff to protect and maintain the image of the service since they were the ambassadors of the public service.

Dr. Sylvester Anemana, Chief Director of the Ministry, on his part, underscored the importance of the meeting and said it was for better work co-ordination.

Source: ISD (Zakari Musah & Vida Dzakah)

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