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11.09.2005 General News

Better working conditions for GNA staff in the offing


Wa, Sept 11, GNA - Nana Appau Duah, acting General Manager of the Ghana News Agency, at the weekend gave the assurance that management would work round the clock to implement better working conditions for the staff.

He appealed to the workers to continue to exhibit a high level of maturity and objectivity in their reportage to sustain the confidence and trust the public had developed in the agency. Nana Appau Duah said this at Wa when he met the Upper West staff of the agency as part of his three-day visit to the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.

His visit was to find out how the staffs were performing in terms of working conditions, problems, challenges that were impeding their progress and how management could improve on their performance at various locations in the country.

Nana Apau Duah said plans were advanced to provide every region with effective means of transport that would facilitate their movement. ''I know how you are all feeling. Sometimes it is frustrating working without basic amenities but under the circumstances I will urge you to continue to put up your best because I know that better working conditions are in the pipeline.''

Nana Apau Duah said all the district offices of the agency would also be computerized to facilitate the transmission of news to the headquarters and subsequently to the clients of the Agency. ''With the completion of computerization in all the regional offices, our focus is now on the district offices after which we shall also augment our logistics in the regional offices.''

Mr Amadu Abdu, the Upper West Regional Manager, commended the Nana Apau Duah for going round the regions to find out how the staffs were faring. He, on behalf of his colleagues, promised to step up the performance.