THE OUTGOING Upper East Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), S.H. Haruna, has asked staff of the commission to develop themselves and work hard to justify the current funding and the need to add more.
He equally tasked his colleague Regional Director and other Senior Officers to also find innovative ways to attract collaborators to help the commission run its awareness creation programmes.
Mr. Haruna was addressing staff of the commission in Bolgatanga as part of his send off from the Upper East Region. The event was also to enable the staff appreciate the work of the deputy regional director of the NCCE, Mike Fuoh who is on retirement.
Mr. Haruna cautioned the staff against laziness and drinking during working hours, saying, for any government or institution to take the NCCE serious and fund its activities; the staff has a role to build a good image for the commission through their attitude at work and in their daily dealings with members of the public.
“You will be bought at the price you sell yourself. Let us create a good impression about ourselves as staff and the organization, this way, we will be respected and searching for funds to carry out our planned activities wouldn't be a problem.”
The retired deputy upper east director, Mike Fuoh, who most of the staff complaint of being fond of issuing queries, said queries are corrective and disciplining measures in management, and its only disciplined staff who escape it.
He urged district directors of the commission not to lord it over their staff and community members, adding that they are the very people whose effort and cooperation will bring the success the NCCE is yearning for.
A traditional chief and staff of the commission, Bonaba Baba Salifu Alumyarum Atamale asked the staff to work hard, irrespective of the government in power and also remain neutral in the course of implementing their programmes.
From Ebo Bruce-Quansah