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National Public Sector Reform Strategy Official Launch

National Public Sector Reform Strategy

The National Public Sector Reform Strategy (NPSRS) was officially launched in Accra to make the Ghanaian public sector more responsive.

The Hon. Senior Minister, ING. Yaw Osafo Marfo in his speech emphasized that, "public sector reform strategy has been going on since the late 1960s but we have never achieved the desired results. The uncoordinated, inefficient and ineffective design and implementation of reforms in the Public Sector have largely been attributed to the absence of credible strategy".

The government employs  a large number of public servants, and compensation for public employees accounts for a large share of government expenditure. That notwithstanding, citizens complain about woefully inefficient and slow pace of administrative service delivery"

He said, "the government's transformational agenda of Ghana Beyond Aid require the necessary reforms in the Public Sector. The attitude of the Public Sector in providing service to the private sector must change for better. We should consciously  provide friendly support to the private sector partner and citizenry on the whole. The Ghana Beyond Aid agenda cannot be achieved with the current status quo in the Public Sector".

Furthermore, the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, president of the Republic, has a composite agenda to formalise the Ghanaian economy through a number of initiatives such as the NPSRS, 2018-2023.

(a) The National Identification Project
(b) Paperless Port Transaction
(c)  Mobile Inter-operability,all of which require an efficient and responsive Public Sector. It is, therefore, imperative that we take the necessary steps to reform our Public Sector".

According to him, we a result of the above requirement ,the National Public Sector Reform Strategy NPSRS, 2017-2027,WAS developed under the previous administration of the (NDC) .After the change of Government early in 2017, our government, under the able leadership of H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, accepted the NPSRS, 2017-2027 prepared under the NDC administration in principle but decided to review the document within the framework and in line with our private sector -led development agenda and re-submit it to the new Cabinet for approval which was duly done in December, 2017".

Again, the main aim of this reform strategy is  to make the Ghanaian Public Sector more responsive, efficient and affective in administrative service delivery to the Citizenry and the Private Sector,he said"

Finally, senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo said, for the purpose of achieving the National Public Sector Reform objectives, the Office of the Senior Minister has been charged by His Excellency the president to provide strategic directions to the reform process and, consequently, to be the strategic leader and the lead champion of the reform agenda as contained in the document to be launched here today".

Source: | Kofi Dwumah

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