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Dec. 7 polls: Prioritise national interest over politics – Head of Civil Service tells staff

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Dr. Aggrey-Darkoh emphasised the pivotal role of civil servants in driving economic growth and stability

The Head of the Civil Service of Ghana, Dr Evans Aggrey-Darkoh, has implored civil servants nationwide to steer clear of political engagements as the 2024 general election draws near. 

Speaking at the press launch of the 2024 Civil Service Week and 2023 Awards Ceremony, themed: “Combating threats to sub-regional peace and security: perspectives of the civil service,” Dr Aggrey-Darkoh emphasised the pivotal role of civil servants in driving economic growth and stability.

“The work of the civil servant is behind the scenes,” Dr Aggrey-Darkoh stated. 

"We are to support our political leaders. What is important to us is that at the end of the day, the national interest is served. Once the national interest is served, we are done,” he stressed.

He further underscored the need for civil servants to uphold principles of professionalism and commitment to their mandate.

“Civil Servants need to be committed to what the principle, code of conduct, core values, and issues of professionalism among others are. Our overarching objective is to assist the government in the formulation and Implementation of public policy and programme,” the head of civil service indicated.

Calling for a rededication to the service's mandate, Dr Aggrey-Darkoh urged all civil servants to focus on implementing policies and programs that foster peace, security, and overall national development.

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku