JICA trains 25 civil servants in the sub-region

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Accra, Sept. 30, GNA – Twenty-five (25) civil servants drawn from Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leon are undergoing a training programme under the Ethical Leadership for Quality and Productivity Improvement (ELQPI), which has commenced in Accra.

     A press release issued to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the third session of the ELQPI, which started from 24th September, would end on 12th October, 2012.

     The participants comprising 25 selected civil servants from Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, will acquire skill-focused competencies in leadership, ethics and quality and productivity improvement.

     Mrs. Dora Dei–Tumi, Principal of the Civil Servant Training Centre (CSTC), said Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), had played many important roles in empowering Civil Service Training Centre to deliver tailor-made courses and training to myriads of civil servants in Ghana and the sub-region.

     She reiterated JICA’s assisted to the Centre to create course contents for specialized trainings. JICA has also given the centre a facelift. A new CSTC complex is being constructed also by the Japanese government.

      Mrs. Dei–Tumi observed the course was likely to produce change agents as catalyst for quality and productivity improvement and ethical leadership in the public sector across the sub-region.

      She added they had introduced a number of innovations such as the work book for participants to make their training interactive and lively, migrating from knowledge acquisition–focused to skill–focused where participants get to develop service charters for their organisations.

      Mr. Alidu Fuseini, Chief Director, Office of the Head of Civil Services, said the centre was gradually becoming the citadel of knowledge and a centre of excellence and thanked the government of Ghana, as well as committed partners, especially the Japanese government and JICA for the support.

      Mr. Jiro Inamura, Chief Representative of JICA, Ghana, in his remarks said the Agency was committed to assisting CSTC to build capacity to train change agents in Ghana and the sub-region, while fostering regional integration.

      Messrs James K. Mulbah and Wilfred Mansaray, both from Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively, expressed optimism that they would learn how to confront challenges, initiate solution and how to coordinate and organise their citizens to form a nucleus of change agents in their countries.

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