Government Institutions Receive Equipments Valued GHC8.9million
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Public Services Commission (PSC), and the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development have been the beneficiaries of modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment worth GHC 8.9 million.
The DVLA received a Desktop Card Printer, Card Print Device, signature pads, fingerprint readers, and cleaning swab kits, all valued at GHC8,312,121 while the PSC received video conferencing equipment, 75’ smart television, laptops, color printers, digital camera, server wracks, among other items valued at GHC552,635.
The Ministry also received laptops, color printers, projectors, and a wireless router valued at GHC104,312.
This donation is a part of the Public Sector Reform Results Project (PSRRP) being implemented by the Public Sector Reform Secretariat under the Office of the Senior Presidential Advisor with US$32 million funding from the World Bank.
PSRRP is a 4-year long program, which commenced in 2019 and seeks at improving efficiency and accountability in the delivery of public services by the various government institutions.
The donation was made by the Senior Presidential Advisor, Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo, who said the equipment was not just for beautification but to help support the institutions execute their services properly.
“The private sector can only function properly when the public sector delivery is efficient. We want the public service to be oriented along these lines that they would provide service to the private sector to make money for the economy to grow,” MrOsafo-Maafo stated.
He tasked the institutions to make good use of the equipment for efficient service delivery.
Chief Executive Officer of the Public Sector Reform Secretariat, Thomas KusiBoafo, said the PSRRP project engulfs 13 government institutions including the three beneficiaries, Passport Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Birth and Death Registry, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, among others.
He said the secretariat is open to strategies and developmental ideas from the institutions that can help in efficient service delivery.
A Deputy Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, OseiBonsuAmoah, said the accumulation of data on the use of funds from the various Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) will now be properly accounted for.
“Every analysis, financial statements from all the MMDAs are supposed to come to the Ministry. It is a process that is becoming quite tedious because of its manual nature. This equipment will help our work greatly,” he said.
Mr. Akwasi Agyeman Busia, Chief Executive Officer of DVLA, noted the Authority’s ongoing digitalization drive which had ensured improved service delivery adding that the equipment would enable continuous improvement in its services.
Chairperson of the Public Services Commission, Dr. Janet AmpaduFofie, said the equipment would enhance the Commission’s supervisory duties and reduce operational cost and time.