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The Office of the Senior Minister with support from World Bank presents vehicles and motorbikes to selected entities to enhance PSRRP implementation

The Office of the Senior Minister with support from World Bank presents vehicles and motorbikes to selected entities to enhance PSRRP implementation

The Office of the Senior Minister with support from World Bank presents vehicles and motorbikes to selected entities to enhance PSRRP implementation
The Senior Minister, Hon. Yaw Osafo-Marfo on Friday, 11th September, 2020 at the Forecourt of the State House, Accra, presented vehicles and motorbikes to selected entities (public sector institutions) who are beneficiaries under the Public Sector Reform for Results Project (PSRRP), 2019 - 2024.

The PSRRP implementation is a major support of a partial credit facility from the World Bank Group towards various reforms in Ghana’s public sector.

 

According to the Senior Minister, some public sector reforms have taken place in the history of Ghana and have been characterized by modest positive outcomes. Earlier reform initiatives was to make the public sector more responsive, efficient and effective in the delivery of services. However, these results were neither achieved nor sustained and these were challenges due to low capacity, inadequate resources and little follow-through to mobilize internal organizational resources (financial and human) to deliver the results.

 

Hon. Osafo-Maafo reiterated the point that citizens and the private sector expect the public sector to be more responsive to their needs particularly on timely delivery of public services. Again, the environment where government through the public sector is responsive to the needs of the citizens are found to be vital components for economic growth of the country.

 

The World Bank Group according to the Senior Minister deserves utmost gratitude for providing support to the Government of Ghana to implement the PSRRP as a partial implementation of the broader National Public Sector Reform Strategy (NPSRS) 2018 - 2023. The Project in this regard comprises of sixteen (16) beneficiaries of selected entities to deliver quality services to the citizens and the private sector.

The first consignment of 25 vehicles and 23 out of a total of 121 motorbikes were presented to some of the selected entities thus; Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation (MOME), Office of the Senior Minister (OSM), Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and Births and Deaths Registry (BDR).

Additionally, as part of the implementation of the PSRRP, OSM has procured other office equipment such as desktop computers, laptops, printers among others and have also undertaken major consultancy services all in a bid to hasten delivery of services by the selected entities to the citizens and the private sector.

Senior Minister clearly noted that some achievements from the implementation of the PSRRP has been the significant and successful celebration of the Civil Service Week which sought to educate and sensitize citizens on the role of the civil service as a key partner in providing service delivery to citizens and also recognize and award deserving staff for improved performance in the civil service; the MOME's maiden, regional and virtual Results Fair which sought to deepen social accountability, amplify the voice of non-state actors in areas of transparency, improve citizen's participation among various activities and achievements by all the 16 selected entities under the PSRRP.

Present at the short ceremony were the Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Hon. Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei; Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Ishmael Ashitey; Deputy Local Government Ministers, Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah and Hon. Collins Ntim; the Common Fund Administrator, Mrs. Irene Laryea; CEO of the Public Sector Reform, Mr. Thomas Kusi Boafo among others.