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CLOGSAG Warns Against Politicisation of Civil and Local Govt Service

The Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe, who made the remarks while addressing members of the Association said these irresponsible acts go against the principles of neutrality and anonymity of the two Civil Services

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) has expressed concern about the increasing politicization of the Civil and Local Government Service.

“It has come to our attention that political appointees are taking over positions that are exclusively reserved for the staff of the Civil and Local Government Service. This trend is unacceptable and we will resist the invasion of the Civil Service and the Local Government Service by political activists”, the Association said.

The Executive Secretary of CLOGSAG, Isaac Bampoe, who made the remarks while addressing members of the Association said these irresponsible acts go against the principles of neutrality and anonymity of the two Civil Services.

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“The perception of neutrality is weakened when a person is politically affiliated, and it erodes the public trust, leading to poor governance”, he said.

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To Isaac Bampoe, the unprofessional performance of political appointees, coupled with the blatant disregard for laid down procedures in the service, have contributed immensely to the poor state of the economy.

“The large number of political appointments at the Finance Ministry has completely taken over the functions of active Civil Servants. Their ineffective decisions have contributed to the economic chaos of the economy”, he added.

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The Association was not happy with party ‘faithfuls’ interfering in the work of the staff of the Civil and Local Government Service noting that there have been instances of harassment of a District Coordinating Director who was dragged out of his office by party activists, as well as assaults on staff of District Assemblies across the country by party functionaries.

To remedy the situation, CLOGSAG appealed to the electorates to vote for a government that will have in its manifesto the principles of neutrality, anonymity, and permanence as a hallmark for effective service delivery in the Civil Service and Local Government Service.

“We will not stand idly by and watch as political activists take over positions meant for qualified Civil and Local Government staff”, Isaac Bampoe said.

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