Civil Service Climaxes 2021 Week Celebration with a Mouthwatering Awards Night

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Story Reported by Gideon Kotey 

The 2021 Civil Service Week celebration ended with a stupendous Awards night interlaced with Mouthwatering prizes.
Ing Godwin Brockie receiving the award from Nana Otuo Siriboe

The Week long celebration which begun on the 5th of August and ended on Friday the 13th of August saw several staff, Directors and Chief Directors of the Civil Service bagging home prizes for their dedicated leadership and service in the year under review.

The most coveted award which is the best Chief Director of the year went to Ing. Brockie of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service whilst the Head of Communications for the Civil Service Mr. Tony Goodman along side other staff of various ministries were also awarded for their commitment to service inspite of the covid-19.

The night also saw post humors award being given out as well as honorary awards being given to some existing Directors, Chief Directors and retired Chief Directors.

The Head of Civil Service Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena said “I salute you all for your perseverance and dedication in this global pandemic”.

He said the Awards was to show appreciation to the staff for their outstanding contributions as well as those who in diverse ways contributed to the service in the past.

The Head of the Service indicated that the week long celebration has seen two stimulating programmes such as Clean Up Exercise and the lectures adding that “we were properly educated and sensitized on the theme and we left the place very blessed”.

He revealed that the Service is engaging other stakeholders “so that the awards will change dramatically so that next year people will see mighty awards”.

The Head of the Civil Service later emphasized that the achievements chalked by the Service is the reason for the theme of this year’s week celebration thus “Economic Transformation Amid Covid -19 Pandemic :The Responsibilities of an Adaptive Civil Service”.

“We live in the world where those who survive adapt to change which reason the theme for the civil service to achieve its mandate and value”, Nana Dwamena stressed.

The Chairman of Council of State Nana Otuo Siriboe who chaired the Awards ceremony commended all the staff of the Civil service for their yeoman job for the development of the nation.

He also commended the service for strengthening the performance Management systems and the achievement in their digitization drive that enabled the service to adapt to change brought about by the covid-19 pandemic.

“I applaud the leadership of the Civil Service for deepening the performance management of the staff that has translated into increased productivity in the service, resulting in the reward of meritorious awards as stated in the section 88 of the Civil Service Act, 1993 (Act327)”, Nana Siriboe emphasized.

He however tasked the Service to consider the normalization of successful innovations that enhances remote working, new communication and information technologies and platforms for agile workforce redeployment.

The overall best worker being the best Chief Director of the year Ing. Godwin Brockie could not hide his joy as he attributed his performance and success to the entire staff of the service.

“My heartfelt gratitude to the head of the service for his guide and support for me to get this far. Ayekoo to all of you staff and Chief directors for your dedication and commitment. May we continue to collaborate to achieve a lot for the nation and let’s work together to achieve greater success”, Ing. Brockie said.

He added “let’s strive hard to work smart for our collective efforts to make a difference”.

Editor: Nii  Amon

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