The Upper West Regional Minister Hon. Alhassan Sulemana at the first 2019 staff durbar on Thursday, 17th January, 2019 called on staff of the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council to remain committed and hardworking in the discharge of their duties. The staff durbar that is held twice or thrice every year, creates the avenue for Staff and Management to interact, and address key issues bothering the organization by find lasting solutions to such concerns to enhance service delivery.
The Minister commended staff for their dedication to duty over the years and charged all staff to remain committed and go the extra miles in discharging their work schedule so as to improve service delivery in the year 2019. He added that, his observation during 2018 was that, many staff were hardworking whiles others were not as committed in the discharge of their duties at work as they could have been. He advised staff to put up their best whichever level they find themselves, and always try to share ideas at work and learn best practices from each other. “Wherever you find yourself at work, always try to be the pivot point or center of the organization and share ideas with one another because wisdom is not in one person’s mind. You might think you are the only one who knows much or you are the best at work until you get closer to others to share ideas” he noted.
Hon. Sulemana encouraged staff to be punctual at work and avoid rumor mongering and other unhealthy workplace practices. He said, rumor mongering breeds suspicions and leads to petty squabbles that kill organizational progress. The Minister assured staff that his doors were opened to all and called for all hands on deck in pushing the developmental agenda of the region forward in order to fulfil the vision of His Excellency the President for the Upper West Region.
The Deputy Director and Head of Central Administration, Mrs. Fati Issahaku Koray disclosed at the durbar that punctuality to work was a key area that would be monitored this year to enhance better service delivery and that officers who absent themselves from work without permission would be queried and sanctioned. She said such attitude retrogress organizational success and must be stopped. She also thanked the Regional Minister on behalf the staff for his open door policy that make him accessible to staff to address their issues.
A key challenge noted at the durbar was the lack of official vehicles for the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council. Consequently, staff of the RCC are calling on Government to as a matter of urgency come to their aid by procuring some vehicles for the RCC. It was noted that the Regional Minister and his deputy are currently using old and weak V8 Land Cruiser registered 2010, and Toyota Prado respectively making maintenance expensive.