Civil Service Honours Henry Quartey


Henry Quartey being presented with his award by the Head of Civil Service

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, was last Friday the recipient of an award by the Civil Service.

The award was presented to the minister by the Head of Civil Service during a colourful ceremony at Alisa Hotel, Accra, during the highpoint of the annual Civil Service Week and Awards ceremony.

An elated Henry Quartey in a spotless white attire expressed gratitude to the organisers for the honour amidst a thunderous applause from many of his fans at the venue of the programme.

The landlord, as the MC addressed him, also thanked on his behalf, the Regional Coordinating Council as well as President Akufo-Addo, for appointing him to serve as Greater Accra Regional Minister.

It is this opportunity which he said earned him the honour from the Ghana Civil Service Award Scheme for “Exemplary Leadership and Unwavering Contribution to National Development” at the awards ceremony.

He also rendered as he put it “immeasurable thanks to God Almighty, and also my Chief Director and Staff of RCC, MMDCEs, Security and Intelligence Agencies, my able team and the media.”

The presentation was made to the regional minister by the Head of Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena.

Earlier, the Head of Civil Service had spoken about digitisation, which was at the core of the theme of this year’s celebration “Digitisation in the Civil Service: An agenda for Improved Productivity and Service Delivery”.

Digitisation, he said, aims at enhancing productivity for national development, adding that it provides an impetus for record keeping, retrieval of which is devoid of challenges.

The foregone impetus, he added, makes for evidenced-based policy decisions to be taken whenever the need arises.

He recalled the many reforms which have been initiated in the Civil Service towards increasing operational efficiency and deliver results.

Awards were also given to many civil servants in various agencies.

The guest of honour was the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the man regarded as ‘mother of digitisation’ in the country. Also present were the Controller and Accountant General, the Minister of the Interior among others.


By A.R. Gomda