The Municipal Chief Executive of Okaikwei North Municipality has urged staff of the Assembly to take their sanitation issues seriously. He said the staff have no business summoning people who breach the sanitation by-laws if they are themselves dirty.
Honourable Boye Laryea who was addressing a Staff Durbar said the staff have a challenge keeping the facilities at the Assembly neat. He stated that the Assembly’s washroom is usually left dirty after use, wondering if it’s the same staff who go out to enforce the sanitation by-laws of the Assembly in the Municipality.
The Okaikwei North MCE urged the staff to be united in order to push the mission and vision of the Assembly to its enviable heights. He said as colleagues, petty squabbles will emerge but when it does, the differences must be quickly settled in order not to negatively impact the activities of the Assembly. Honourable Laryea also spoke on the need for the staff to build lasting relationships with their colleagues and persue their dreams and aspirations. The New Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Benjamin Armah who was early on introducing to the gathering said the concerns of the IGF staff over pay increase is duly noted.
He said the salaries will be increased as expected when the revenue of the Assembly improves. Mr. Armah urged the staff to focus on the work of the Assembly.
Earlier. Mr. Patrick Andoh, a Facilitator from Nimde Consult in a lecture on preparing ahead of pension said retirement is inevitable for everyone working in the public sector. He said the preparations workers make will determine whether the staff will have a good or regrettable pension. “Pension is a new chapter in everyone’s life which comes without an alert. Retirement is time tagged, when it comes to issues of pension, you don’t joke with it”.
He stated that to avert the challenges and regrets of pension, there is the need for constant planning. Madam Sefia Salifu, the Senior Human Resource Manageress of the Assembly was optimistic the staff will implement the knowledge acquired at the Durbar. The Durbar afforded management the opportunity to interact with the staff on activities being undertaken by the Assembly to improve on the working environment.
It also served as an opportunity for the staff to put across their grievances and challenges which would lead to the quality of service provided by the Assembly to the public. The Durbar was attended by Heads of Departments (HoD’s), members of staff and National Service Personnel.