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Regional News of Saturday, 25 June 2011

Source: GNA

Public Servants must eschew corruption, unethical work attitudes - Chairman

Accra, June 25, GNA - Mrs Beatrice Katriku, Chairman of the Public Service, on Saturday urged Public Servants to eschew corruption and adopt positive work attitudes that would contribute to national development.

She said it would be of interest to workers if they developed a better working attitude and positive mindset that would change the image of the service.

"Without the Public Service there would not be development but our own unethical work attitude has created the negative impression held by the public," she said.

Mrs Katriku made the call during the Public Service Health Walk in Accra that begun at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle through some principal streets and ended at the Independence Square.

The walk coincided with the United Nations and African Union Public Services Day which is celebrated on 23rd June every year to honour Public Servants, acknowledge their achievements and see where they fell short.

It was on the theme: "Creating a Better Life for All Through Transformative Leadership."

Participants were from the Ghana Statistical Service, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana Health Service, Ghana Education Service, Immigration service, Prisons, Fire Service and the Police Service, and the various Ministries, Department and Agencies.

Mrs Katriku said the Public Service was an important sector in the country's developmental process and there was the need to work hard to justify that position.

She called on Public Servants to come together to form a formidable working force to enhance the image of the Service.

She commended the participants for their keen interest in the walk and urged the public to support the sector in its desire to offer better service to the nation.

Mr Robertson Akwei Allottey, Commissioner of the Public Service, said the occasion was to open their doors to public to know the various services they offered.

He said there would be free health screening for common illnesses such as hypertension, eye defects, diabetes and dental care.

Mr Allotey said one of the Commission's objectives was to ensure sound health as an essential tool for higher productivity.