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20.08.2004 Politics

Civil Servants cautioned against involving in partisan politics

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Apam C/R), Aug. 20, GNA - The Gomoa District branch of the Civil Servants Association of Ghana has called on politicians to desist from luring civil servants into partisan politics.

Mr Assane Odoom, the Secretary of the Association, who made the call, appealed to civil servants not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to champion their ambitions.

Speaking at a meeting of members of the Association to dilate on pertinent issues including end-of-service benefit, Mr Odoom said many civil servants had either lost their jobs or were transferred because of their open support for political parties.

"Though civil servants could join any political party they should not indicate publicly their support," he advised.

Mr Odoom commended President J.A. Kufuor for taking prompt action to resolve the impasse over the agitation of workers to reverse the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Pension Scheme to the Cap 30 Pension Scheme by setting up the Bediako Commission.

Mr Joseph Obeng, Gomoa District Principal Personnel Officer, expressed concern about indiscipline at work places and cautioned civil servants against divulging information to unauthorised people.

Miss Comfort Morgan, the treasurer, dilated on the preparations being made for the take-off of the District Health Insurance Scheme in September and urged civil servants to get involve in the education campaign.

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