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The Ghana Association of Public Administration and Management (GAPAM) holds one day workshop with the theme 'ROLE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN ACHIEVING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS' in Accra.

Dr. Gifty Oforiwaa Gyamera who is the president of GAPAM  emphasized that," GAPAM is the Ghana Association of public Administration and Managers it is the National chapter of the African Association for public Administration and Management also known as AAPAM. It is also linked to the United Nations Public Administrators Network (UNPAN).

 Historically, GAPAM has been in existence for several years but has been dormant.

According to her, GAPAM was revitalised in 2016 to provide a platform for articulation and dissemination of ideas on capacity building and development issues in Ghana. It aims to strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Ghanaian public administration systems. We emphasis capacity building capacity, professional Development,Networking,Mentoring and Providing a sense of belonging".

She added, "these objective, we hope to achieve through Organization of public administration and management seminars, symposia, colloquial, public lecture and conference. We emphasis building team spirit and engaging with each other through a strong and sustained alliances with other unions and associations such as the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG).  A key idea is to build a strong relationship between the public service and the academia. A relationship that is critical for the generation, acquisition and adoption of knowledge, innovation and effective public service delivery".

As part of these goal we decided to have a workshop on the role of the public sector in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals have been developed with a universal aim to end poverty, protect the earth, and ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030. Globally, every country and region is required to adopt appropriate strategies to achieve the stated goals".

Dr. Gifty Oforiwaa Gyamera concluded that, the public service remains one of the key institutions for achieving these goals. The public sector coordinates, mediates or directly provide the needed public goods and /or the implementation of a public sector policy to enhance and achieve the goals".

Source | | Kofi Dwumah

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