The Civil and Local Government Service Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has urged the government to back off interfering with the civil service through the employment of unqualified party members.
Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe Addo said this has rendered members of his association redundant even though they are more competent than the party members.
Speaking at the 5th Nathan Anan Quao lectures on Thursday, Bampoe Addo noted that these political interferences truncate the administration plans of CLOGSAG.
“Ultimately, these interferences lead to a loss of decision making which is very important for the development and progress of the Services and policy management.
“Political interference has also led to the inset of ‘Goro’ boys where cohorts of politicians interfere with services of established government institutions and play roles as middlemen to provide services for the public disregarding the laid down procedures,” he said.
CLOGSAG further called on the government to amongst other things review the laws of the Civil and Local Services Act, disintegrate the Service from direct political interference and affiliation and avoid the promotion of staff based on political merits.
The Service also wants politicians to restrain from bloating CLOSAG with employment for party faithful.
“The way to go with any treasury democracy is to relook at the habitual role of the services and ensure national development and also take appropriate steps to ensure the following; disintegrate the Service from direct political interference and affiliation, promotions in career management should remain neutral and be based solely on merit and based on experiences instead of emphasising on qualification.
“There should be continuous professional development of all staff, the responsibility of the employer for professional development, conditions of service must be enhanced and maintained at the level that should be exact to the requisite performance of staffs, review the laws of the Civil and Local Services Act, Politicians must desist and resist the temptation of creating avenues of employment for their teeming supporters to avoid unnecessary dissipation of efforts and wanton dissipation of scarce government resources,” CLOSAG demanded.
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