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Ghana: AU Calls on African Countries to Ratify Charter on Public Service and Administration
Source: BERNAMA-NNN-GNA
Source Date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Country: Ghana
Created: Jun 24, 2013

She made the call at the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of the African Public Service Day Continental celebration in Accra on Monday, according toa a statement received here Tuesday. The week-long commemoration is on the theme "African Public Service in the age of open government: Giving voice to citizens".

Dr Abdullahi said member states needed to demonstrate commitment to the values and principles in the charter, to help transform public services into effective, efficient and innovative ones. She noted that 26 out 54 members had signed the Charter while six had duly completed the ratification process.
Dr Abdullahi said the charter was a continental legal instrument, which is a common tool for transforming and modernising PSA expected to build capable developmental states.
The Commissioner said there would not be African Renaissance without having in mind Africa economic reconstruction and growth, which was dependent on effective, efficient and innovative PSA. The AU formally adopted June 23 each year to commemorate Public Service Day.
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