|Public Service Day Celebration Steering Committee Inaugurated|
|Friday, 01 March 2013 08:34|
A 23-member National Planning Committee has been inaugurated and charged with the responsibility of ensuring that this year’s African Public Service Day (APSD) celebration, to be hosted by Ghana and scheduled for the month of June, this year, comes off successfully.
In an address to inaugurate the committee in Accra, yesterday, the Minister of State at the Presidency responsible for Public Sector Reform, Hon. Alhassan Azong, disclosed that Ghana was unanimously selected to host the event at the 7th African Union (AU) Camp Extended Bureau.
He noted that because of the intensifying nature and scope of the celebration, it was important that the committee began work immediately.
He, therefore, urged the committee to whip up the interest of all citizens, especially those in the public service institutions to be part of the celebration.
Outlining the duties expected of the committee, the Director of Administration of the Public Services Reform Sector (PSRS), Mr Kwame Adorbor, said the committee would plan and implement all activities that were expected to go on during the celebration and also determine the duration of the celebration.
The committee, Mr Adorbor said, was expected to provide leadership and guidance in the implementation of the APSD celebration and also develop a work plan for the implementation of the event.
He said all resources needed for the successful implementation of the event would be mobilised by the committee and that the committee would have to develop a programme for the exchange and sharing of information among all stakeholders.
Mr Adorbor noted that the committee would devise marketing strategies that would aid in carrying out the celebration and budget financially for all activities that would take place.
The committee, he added, would also prepare and submit progress reports to the PSRS.
Source: ISD (Isaac Parbey and Hellena Ababio)