By Joyce Boahemaa Fosu
The Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof. Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson has called for the restructuring of the conditions of service for public servants in the country.
This, according to him, will ensure that public servants are focused and content to deliver their official duties diligently.
Prof. Simpson made the call last week when he spoke at a public lecture to commemorate the 2020 Civil Service Week and Awards Ceremony in Accra.
In his explanation, Prof. Bondzi-Simpson noted that great disparities in remuneration and service conditions of public servants still existed in spite of policies such as the Single Spine Salary Structure implemented to curb such occurrences.
“When similar organisations do not have the same parity of esteem, as a country what do we do? We cause rational people to look out for the best opportunities,” he emphasized.
According to Prof. Bondzi-Simpson, the lack of parity has led to many public officials moving from one government entity to the other in the hope of seeking better offers.
“Unless we recognize that Ghana is one polity and all persons engaged by the Republic of Ghana are to serve in the interest of the state, we should not unwittingly encourage people to wish to see which service provides better perks,” he stressed.
The Ghana Civil Service, under the auspices of the Office of the President from Thursday, September 17, begun activities to commemorate this year’s celebrations.
It was themed: Civil Service and Private Sector Synergy-A National Development Imperative.
The programme was also to honour dedicated civil servants for their selfless service to the country.
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