The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu is working assiduously to increase the performance of staff of the various MDAs within the Upper East Region. Mr Yakubu is also realigning the path of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council to make it a robust one that supports the rapid development of the region.
The Regional Minister, through his motto, “let’s do things differently to achieve better results.”
This is according to the Chief Director at the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, Alhaji Abubakar Inusah. He said this when he spoke to A1 Radio’s Mark Smith, yesterday, August 23, 2022 on the Day Break Upper East Show.
It would be recalled that in 2020, the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, led by Azonko Mahamadu Assibi placed 10 out of 16 on the 2020 Performance Evaluation Report of RCCs and MMDAs. The UERCC placed 10th with a raw score of 70.55.
Admitting that the UERCC can do better, Alhaji Inusah said with firm collaboration from the Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, the RCC could do better adding that the UERCC doing better would mean the entire region doing better.
“The Minister has a vision and a mission to rebrand the image of the region. There are a lot of negative indicators, and he has a slogan that says, let’s do things differently to achieve better results.”
“Based on his assertion, we are doing everything possible to ensure that we reverse these negative indicators,” he said.
As part of achieving better indicators, one of the areas for concentration, according to Alhaji Insuah is “attendance and punctuality to work.”
“Not necessarily Local Government Service (LGS) staff but even Ghana Health Service staff, teachers, majority of them do not go to work. Most of them also stay within the regional capital and commute. He gets to work very late, [at] 10am and by 2pm he is going back.”
“Others do not even go at all,” he said.
Additionally, the RCC is expected to increase collaboration with the various MDAs, to fight teenage pregnancies and improve sanitation.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana