CLOGSAG expresses worry over politicization of the Civil and Local Government Service

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) has expressed worrying over political appointees taken over positions which are exclusively preserve for the staff of Civil and Local Government Service.
CLOGSAG said the increasing politicization of the services have been a serious concern to CLOGSAG and will resist the invasion of the Civil Service and the local Government Service by political activists.

“These irresponsible acts go against the principles of neutrality, anonymity of the two Civil Services”, CLOGSAG said adding that where a person is politically coloured, the perception of neutrality is weakened and the public trust wanes and governance suffers.
Addressing staff of the two public services at this year’s May Day celebration in Accra, the Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Mr. Isaac Bampoe Addo said these unprofessional performance of political appointees coupled with the blatant disregard for the laid down procedures in the service have contributed immensely to the poor state of the economy.
“The large number of political appointments at the Finance Ministry have completely taken over the functions of active Civil Servants”, he added, saying their ineffective decisions have contributed to the economic chaos of the economy.
He said CLOGSAG have observed party faithfuls interfering in the work of the staff of the Civil and Local Government Service and was quick to cite the harassment of a District Coordinating Director who was dragged out of his office by party activists as well as assault on staff of District Assemblies across the country by party functionaries.
He therefore called on the electorates to vote for a government that will have in its manifesto the principles of neutrality, anonymity and permanence as a hallmark for effective service delivery in the Civil Service and Local Government Service.

Source: Ben LARYEA/

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