The Ministry of Business Development (MOBD) has signed chief director’s performance agreements with the Head of Civil Service Ghana.
The agreement is to monitor and evaluate performance in various Ministers which will help facilitate the achievement of sector targets and goals; increase transparency and accountability in the delivery of public service and stimulate healthy peer competition among Chief Directors.
Speaking at a brief ceremony at the Ministry’s conference room in Accra, the newly appointed Chief Director Alhaji Hafiz Adam noted that, performance agreement is a tool of the performance management process that for ensures Public Service Organisations deliver on their mandate.
He said, the performance management provides every sector the necessary guidelines to make better rational decisions for the future based on empirical evidence.
“We in the Ministry will apply ourselves to the content of this agreement with the highest commitment to deliver”, Alhaji Hafiz added.
The sector Minister, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal thanked the Head of Civil Service and entourage for their presence and assured them of the Ministry’s commitment.
The Head of Civil Service Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena highlighted on the Ministry’s 2018 performance and outlined areas that need to be improved upon.
These Agreements are signed between the Head of Civil Service and each Chief Director and endorsed by their respective sector Ministers.
Under this system, Chief Directors at the beginning of each year are held responsible for the following key areas:
• Schedule one – Ministry specific outputs and deliverable. These deliverables are expected to be derived from Government priorities and national development agenda.
• Schedule two – General operational and administrative deliverable and
• Schedule three – Chief Director’s Personal Capacity Enhancement Deliverable.
An evaluation exercise is conducted at the end of each reporting year to assess the level of performance of each Chief Director.