Tuesday, 21 January

Ghana’s Civil Service boss endorses 2nd Africa Public Sector Confab & Awards


The Office of the Head of Civil Service has endorsed the second edition of the Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA) scheduled to take place in Accra on Wednesday, 23 October and Thursday, 24 October 2019 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

The Conference and Awards, which will be held under the Theme: ‘Enhancing Public Sector efficiency through Digitisation’, will be the second edition of APSCA and will bring together senior leaders in the public and private sectors to discuss key issues pertaining to public interest, share best practices, experiences and articulate how African ministries, departments and agencies can work toward building a robust economy. 

It will also provide opportunities to build partnerships, share insights on industry trends, business strategies and policies and also serve as a capacity-building tool and strengthen policies and decision-making in the public sector.

In a statement signed by the Office of the Head of Civil Service, the institution expressed excitement about being a part of APSCA.

“We are delighted to be hosting the second edition of the African Public Sector Conference and Awards here in Accra. The conference is in alignment with the government’s vision of a Ghana beyond aid, which is firmly anchored on the use of technology for accelerated development, our aim is to ensure effective public sector service delivery.”

The Director-General of the Office of the Head of Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena will be one of the keynote speakers and will share insights on the topic: ‘Leadership and Stewardship in Public Sector’. 

Mr Akin Naphtal, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of InstinctWave, organisers of APSCA 2019, said: “The first edition, which was held in Rwanda, had a great turnout from Ghanaians, hence the decision to hold the second edition in Ghana; and we are looking forward to Ghana playing host to civil servants and public officials from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Nigeria.”

The conference will be crowned with an awards dinner which will honour outstanding public sector agencies and leaders that have demonstrated excellence in service delivery. Recognition will also be bestowed on outstanding public servants who have showcased excellence in policy innovation and exceptional leadership at various levels of governance. Stakeholders that have supported public sector’s growth in various ways through technology and service support will also be recognised and rewarded.

There will also be an unveiling of the Top 25 public sector leaders across Africa; a compilation of the most outstanding public sector personalities who have displayed exceptional leadership in their organisations and commitment to the growth of Africa’s economy at the awards night. 

This recognition aims to inspire a new generation of robust work ethics, industry leaders and desired processes in the public sector.

Expected to attend are public and private sector decisionmakers as well as other stakeholders from Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda.

APSCA 2019 will also be a unique opportunity for Africa’s most influential public sector personalities and business decisionmakers to network at a sumptuous evening of fine dining and entertainment.