Members in a workshop on the execution of the government’s Coordinated Program of Economic and Social Development Policies (CPESDP) in Accra on Friday were chastised for coming late to the program.
The Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mrs Elizabeth Naa Tsotso Sackey, who did not warmly embrace the attitude of the members, ordered them to recite the national pledge for being late.
The occasion was planned to begin at 8.30 a.m. at the GNAT Hall, yet a large number of the members, including metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs), directing individuals and a few technocrats from the 26 district assemblies in the Greater Accra Region reported late.
As of about 9.30 a.m., just 51 of the 200 members were present for the workshop.
At around 10 a.m. at the point when the workshop was called to arrange, a more noteworthy number of the invitees were as yet not present.
Disappointed with the circumstance, the minister requested a move call of the authorities speaking to all the 26 metropolitan, municipal district assemblies (MMDAs) to have the capacity to recognize the individuals who had still not arrived.
When she in the long run got the chance to address the members, the minister chastised them for their poor attitude, cautioning that the time had sought the whip to be broken on continuous lateness to work.
“I arrived around 8 a.m., yet when I checked the enlistment work area after very nearly two hours of staying here, just you 51 were here. We can’t fabricate a nation past guide with this sort of state of mind. You need to be paid great pay rates yet you would prefer not to answer to chip away at time. This state of mind will never again be countenanced,” the apparently stressed deputy minister said.
In the wake of talking emphatically against the negative mentality towards time, she requested every one of the members to rise and recite the National Pledge, and guarantee to be “great young men and young ladies.”
“Whenever you hear the National Pledge being recounted, what strikes a chord? It expects you to be steadfast and faithful to the nation’s advancement procedure. You are the organizers and implementers of policies at the local level and should be time cognizant,” she pushed.
Talking later to the Daily Graphic in a meeting, Mrs Sackey said the Greater Accra Regional Coordination Council (GARCC) had issued a prior order to all MMDAs to utilize the check in framework to guarantee reliability to work.
She included that corrective measures would be taken against laborers at MMDAs who failed the punctuality test. As far as it matters for him, the Chief Director of the GARCC, Mr Ernest Nyagbe, said authorities of the MMDAs who neglected to take an interest in the workshop would be authorized to fill in as an obstruction to other people.
“I will take the rundown of participants at this workshop and compose formally to the individuals who neglected to turn up for the workshop with no reason,” he said.
The exhibition at the GNAT Hall, the scene of the workshop, came when there were developing worries about the degree to which individuals, particularly, the individuals who worked in public offices did not regard time.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo coordinated state establishments and Ghanaians in general to make a fresh start in their demeanor towards time when he conveyed his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in 2017.
In that address, he expressed that there was no more space for delay and “African Time” mantra in the nation.
Be that as it may, many state establishments, including services, offices and organizations (MDAs), have neglected to satisfy the interest by the President.