President John Atta Mills has appointed Mr. Benjamin Clement Eghan as Secretary to the Cabinet with effect from April 6, 2009.

Mr Eghan, immediate past Dean of the Ghana Institute of Public Administration School (GIMPA) Public Services School at Greenhill, replaces Mr Frank Mpare, who is retiring.

A release from the Office of the President, signed by Presidential Spokesperson Mr Mahama Ayariga, in Accra on Thursday, said that Mr Eghan was expected to bring his experience to bear on the realization of the revitalisation of the Civil Service promises in the NDC Manifesto.

Prior to his appointment as Director of GIMPA Public Services School, Mr Eghan served as Chief Director in the Civil Service from 1993 to 2002.

“He has contributed extensively to strengthening of the Ghana Public Services, the latest being the coordination of the Accelerated Training Programme for the Leadership of the Ghana Civil Service which ran from 2006 to 2008,” Mr Ayariga said in the release.

According to the release, the exercise has positioned the topmost 574 of the Civil Service for much improved performance.

Source: GNA