The Chief Director, Directors and Analogous grades of the Divisions and Agencies under the Ministry of Finance have signed the 2019 performance agreement at the Ministry.
The annual performance agreement contract is signed between the Head of Civil Service and each Chief Director and endorsed by their respective sector Ministers, as well as with the Directors and other analogous grades.
This signed performance agreement, which would be evaluated at the year under review, seeks to monitor and evaluate performance of the Chief Directors and other Directors in the civil service.
In his remarks, the Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta said it was heartwarming to note that, the external partners tasked with the responsibility of monitoring and accessing progress of the Ministry over the years were serious than ever to execute that mandate.
He used the opportunity to commend the able leadership and great dedication shown by the Chief Director and the entire Management in helping the Ministry commit to achieve its set objectives in 2018.
Performance management, the Minister indicated, was an integral part of an effective human resource management system and when managed effectively, the natural outcome was usually a strong performance underpinned by tangible results.
On staff motivation and rewards, he said, “40 awards in nine categories were given to deserving staff last year as a way to rekindle the spirit of hard work, commitment and dedication among staff and it is my hope that other staff are motivated by that gesture this year” Hon. Minister stated.
He commended Directors who performed incredibly well in their various roles played last year and minced no words in stating that non-performing Directors would be sanctioned accordingly.
The Head of Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena in his brief remarks commended the Ministry for their financial support during the promotions of staff of civil service last year and this year.
He revealed that the coordinating director position was piloted in five Ministries but it was only the Ministry of Finance that had actually institutionalized it perfectly.
“For the first time last year, Ministry of Finance was ranked among the excellent group of Ministries and this shows the quality of leadership here,” Nana Dwamena stated.