The Chief Director of the Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr. Solomon Asoalla has been adjudged as the 2020 second best performed Chief Director at the 2021 Civil Service Awards Ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre. (AICC)
This comes off the back of the Best performed Chief Director and the Second Runner- up Awards the seasoned Civil Servant picked in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
In glowing tribute paid to him in a citation, the Head of the Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena acknowledged Mr. Asoalla’s exceptional performance in the service, which according to him, was evident in his sustained efforts in establishing Sector-wide strategies over the year, culminating in the accomplishment of some renowned achievements at the Ministry, especially in policy formulation for the Works and Housing sector in the wake of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
“You were instrumental in the passage of the Real Estate Act 2002 (Act1047), the Engineering Regulations, the Draft Bill for the establishment of the National Hydrological Authority, and the achievement of the 40% preparatory works for the implementation of the Redevelopment Policy for efficient land utilization and construction of bungalows and flats for public service staff.” The citation reads.
The Head of the Civil Service also acknowledged the accomplished civil servant’s exemplary leadership skills shown in his personal desire to deepen and sustain performance management among staff while exhibiting outstanding commitment to high-quality service delivery standards in the service.
There were also awards for other officers of the Ministry. The Director for Human Resources Management and Development, Mr. Ebenezer Sam received an award in the Best Director’s category. The Deputy Director, General Administration, Mr. Yaw Sekyi also picked up an award in recognition of his innovative and creative skills in the Professional Category while the award for Commitment and Integrity was awarded to Mr. George Mensah of the Personnel Unit.
The Guest of Honour and Chairman of the Council of State, Nana Otuo Siriboe II, commended the leadership of the Civil Service for their continuous unwavering support to the governance of the country and more importantly the way the Service adapted to serve government amid the Covid19 pandemic. In this period of Covid-19, Nana Siriboe II urged the Civil Service not to relent in its service to the country but rather continue to employ innovation to support the government’s agenda for national development.
The Civil Service Week and Awards Celebration which was under the theme ‘’Economic Transformation amid Covid-19 Pandemic: The Responsibilities of an Adaptive Civil Service’’ were set aside to highlight the collective strategies adopted by the Civil Service for continuous improvement of government business amid the covid-19 pandemic. It also sought to recognize the strategic importance of employees of the Civil Service to national development and honor their dedicated and selfless service to the public and citizens of Ghana.