Ho, July 20, GNA - Mr Felix B. Chaahaah, Volta Regional Coordinating Director on Thursday said the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) intends to start naming and shaming habitual latecomers or absentees to its events.
He said the measure was to address the continuous lateness by heads of Departments to programmes by the RCC.
Mr Chaahaah said this at the Regional Heads of Department, Agencies and Services meeting in Ho.
He said time management, a factor of production, continues to be relegated to the back-burner by Ghanaian workers and this means that a cardinal element in production in economic terms could not be realised.
A correspondence dated July 11, which summoned all the 120 heads to the meeting on July 18, at 1000 hours at the conference hall of the Residency, had only 33 participants seated 40 minutes into the time; with five additional members joining at the start of the programme at 1100 hours.
A few other joined to raise the number to about 44, when the programme was in full flight and this is against the expected full house of about 120 people.
The Coordinating Director, visibly upset, said “time is a development issue, anything without time losses its value. Time is of essence.”
“As agents of development, it is problematic, when we disrespect time.”.
Mr Chaahaah said as supervisors of workers and subordinates, that attitude and culture of lateness needed to change, “How do we meet the aspirations of the people, when we foster in lateness?”
At the forum he expressed disappointment that over 200 retirees were still occupying government bungalows in the region and said action would soon be taken on them.
Mr Chaahaah said there were three category of defaulters, those who refused to pay rent, failed to leave the building and those who complained about deplorable structures, yet are still dwelling in them.
He reminded the illegal occupants that the country was ruled by laws and urged them to do what is expected of them.