OHCS organises induction for Civil Servants

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A three day induction program has been organized by the Office of the Head of Civil Service (OHCS)  for 22 newly recruited Civil Servants at the Civil Service Training Center. (CSTC)

The 22 inductees were selected from Ministries Departments and Agencies, (MDAs) they were taken through subject areas such as report writing, business report writing, work ethics, security education, financial management and minute writing.

The Class Prefect, Mr. Godson Agbeko, delivering a report at the closing ceremony noted that they had been exposed to the rudiments of best practices in the Civil Service. He said with the deep insight gained about the Civil Service, they were now poised to give of their best in their careers as civil servants for the economic transformation of Ghana.

He further pledged on behalf of his colleagues that they will not ask what their country can do for them but rather what they can do for their country.

A former retired Chief Director of the Civil Service, Mr. Edwin Barnes, who spoke on behalf of the facilitators, said the three day induction course was just an eye opener and therefore urged them to endeavor to learn from their senior colleagues at their respective workplaces.

Mr. Barnes advised them to consider the problems they face at their workplaces as challenges. He noted that those challenges were a means to an end: a learning experience that will prepare them for responsible positions in the future.

The Principal of CSTC, Mrs. Dora Dei Tumi, noted that the objective of the induction course was to train them to deliver quality service to the public. In furtherance of the objective, she said the OHCS in collaboration with JICA had built a multi-purpose facility that can cater for the learning needs of Civil Servants.

The Director for the Recruitment Training Development Directorate (RTDD), who spoke on behalf of the Acting Chief Director of OHCS, commended the inductees for the high level of discipline displayed. She urged the inductees to share the knowledge acquired with their colleagues.

The inductees were made to swear the Oath of Secrecy and Office.