The 2021 Civil Service Week Celebration came off from Thursday 5th August to Friday 13th August 2021 under the theme, ‘Economic Transformation amid COVID 19 Pandemic: the Responsibilities of an Adaptive Civil Service’. The aim was to appreciate Civil Servants across the country for their selflessness and contribution towards achieving government's goal of formulating good policies, plans and projects to improve the country’s economic growth.
The Ministry of Railway Development (MoRD) took active part in all the programs and activities lined up for the week-long celebration. On Wednesday, the 11th of August 2021 which was slated for the open day and exhibition of policies, projects and programs of all MDAs, the Ministry mounted a photo exhibition stand at the forecourt of its premises to showcase ongoing railway projects and infrastructure that the government is undertaking to revive the railway sector.
The pictures of ongoing construction works on the new standard gauge Tema – Mpakadan railway line (97km), the rail bridge across the Volta Lake (300m), the Doryumu Railway Station, Kojokrom to Manso standard gauge line in the Western region (22km), rehabilitation of the Locomotive Sheds at Essikado and the UMAT School of Railways and Infrastructure Development, Essikado were displayed.
The Ministry also showcased pictures of some community engagements embarked upon by the Ministry in collaboration with its agencies, the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) and the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL). The Sector engaged the Chiefs and People of Akwamu in the Eastern Region, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and Essikado, Western Region, which included courtesy calls on the Akwamanuhene, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II and the Paramount Chief of Essikado, Nana Kobina Nketia IV.
The Ministry also showed short documentaries of ongoing projects the sector Minister, Hon. John-Peter Amewu and his Deputy, Hon. Kwaku Asante-Boateng have inspected, for the viewing pleasure of the general public.
The Ministry was privileged to have the Minister for Works and Housing Hon. Francis Asenso and a delegation from his Ministry and the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resource, Madam Cecelia Abena Dapaah with a Delegation from her Ministry visiting the stand. A delegation from the Office of the Head of Civil Service led by the Chief Director, Ing. Godwin Brocke, also visited the Ministry’s stand. Some Contractors, Investors as well as members of the general public also visited the photo exhibition stand.
The Deputy Minister for MoRD Hon. Kwaku Asante-Boateng, the Acting Chief Director, Mr. Desmond Boateng and the Chief Accountant for the Ministry, Mr. Robert Adjei Ayerh visited the MoRD's exhibition stand and commended the Public Affairs Unit for the good job done in projecting the Ministry’s policies, plans and projects. They later visited the Exhibition stand of the Ministry of Works and Housing to familiarize themselves with the ongoing projects of that Ministry.
All who visited the Ministry’s stand commended the Government for the progress of work being done to revamp the railway sector and encouraged the Ministry to frequently showcase the progress of work done and ongoing projects of the sector to deepen its public awareness.
They also appealed to the Government to fast-track the ongoing railway projects and extend it to other regions to improve transportation of farm produce and ease vehicular traffic.
On Thursday, 12th August 2021, Staff of the Ministry led by the Acting Chief Director Mr. Desmond Boateng joined other staff from the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies to clean the Ministerial enclave, Tema Station and its environs.
DANIEL KAK-DENTSIL WINS CIVIL SERVICE AWARD
The Civil Service Week Celebration was climaxed with an Awards Ceremony held on Friday 13th August at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC). Mr. Daniel Kak-Dentsil, Yard Forman, with the Ministry of Railway Development received the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Awards, Sub Professionals Category. The award was in appreciation of His commitment and integrity to service. Mr. Dentsil who joined the service in 1985 was grateful for the recognition by the Service. He was presented with a plaque.
The Acting Chief Director of the Ministry, Mr. Desmond Boateng commended the staff of the Ministry for participating in this year’s Civil Service Week Celebration and urged them to ensure that the impact they have received reflects on their work.