Following the disagreement on maintaining heads of state-owned institutions that are past retirement age, a labor expert, Mr. Seth Abloso admonished that for Ghana to have competent institutions, vacancies for certain positions should be advertised.
He said,” if we are to build strong institutions, positions like that should be advertised by the Public Services Commission for interested parties to apply and shortlisted and through the process, the most qualified should be appointed.”
Mr.Abloso explained that if these Chief Executive Officers are made to resign, the positions they vacated should be advertised for the general public by the Public Services Commission so interested individuals can follow appropriate procedures and apply.
“The selection process should be done accurately and thoroughly by the Public Services Commission and then the President appoints them officially.”
After the procedure is followed carefully, the President would appoint the qualified persons officially to finalize the activities of the commission.
“As at now it appears that appointments are being made for purely political considerations”.
He added that now, important positions are given out based on political affiliations and connections rather than being channeled through the right hand. Mr. Abloso said the hierarchy of the authority is undermined when due to political considerations individuals not qualified are appointed. This he said will not help the country to build competent institutions as required.
“When they give way, there will be vacancies that need to be filled.”
Furthermore, he said if these heads are to resign, there will be space for people to be employed and this might help to reduce unemployment.
By: Joylyne Oko-Matey.