5-year Public Sector Reform Strategy will ensure quality public service delivery – Kusi Boafo

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Thu, 2 Aug 2018 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Chief Executive Officer of the Public Sector Reforms, Thomas Kusi Boafo has affirmed that a five-year National Public Sector Reform Strategy (NPSRS) the government hopes to launch will eradicate poor public service delivery in the country.

Addressing the media at a press briefing at the Ministry of Information, Thomas Boafo revealed that plans to launch the NPSRS is aimed at establishing a transparent and neutral public sector for all Ghanaians.

“The goal of the National Public Sector Reform Strategy, 2018 to 2023, is to enhance service delivery to citizens and the private sector. Through this strategy, the government aims to establish an open and impartial public sector at the central and local government levels, with citizens and the private sector at the core of its concerns,” he said.

According to him, government set up a committee made up of Ministers and representatives from the private sector and academia, chaired by the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo to review a National Public Sector Reform Strategy document developed by the erstwhile Mahama administration.

A technical committee was set up to produce a revised version of the document for consideration by the Review Committee, resulting in a draft National Public Sector Reform Strategy for a period from 2018 to 2023.

Mr. Boafo emphasized the relevance of a national public sector reform strategy, blaming its absence on the poorly organized, abortive and inept reforms in the public sector.

“As you might be aware, the absence of a comprehensive national public sector reform strategy has always been echoed by several state and non-state actors, as well as the country’s development partners, as one of the main reasons for the uncoordinated, inefficient and ineffective reforms in the public sector, thus leading to the poor unimpressive public service delivery in the country,” he stated.

The 5-year National Public Sector Reform Strategy will be launched by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Accra International Conference Centre on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Ministers and their Deputies, Members of Parliament, CEOs and their Deputies, financial institutions, traditional rulers and others key stakeholders in the private and public sector are expected to be in attendance.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com