Monday, 22 January 2018
Minister sends 14 workers home for lateness

Minister sends 14 workers home for lateness

By Elvis DARKO, Accra
Railways Development Minister, Joe Ghartey on Wednesday sent a clear signal to staff of his intolerance for lateness to work when he sent home 14 staff who reported to work late.

They comprise nine permanent staff and five national service personnel.
The action demonstrates that workers should be disciplined in the discharge of their duties.
The Minister did not take any further action against the workers, and therefore, the affected workers reported to work very early yesterday.
"It was a wake-up call, and I will monitor their response, which I believe will be positive", he stated.
Speaking to The Finder, the Minister declined to reveal his next steps to instil discipline in the staff of his ministry.
"I have to put on record that the staff have worked very hard last year, but I am just asking them to work harder", he added.
According to Joe Ghartey, one of the affected staff said she resides at Dodowa which is far from Accra, and this is complicated by the bad traffic situation on her route.
The Minister said he suggested to the worker to consider transferring to Tema, which is a bit closer to Dodowa.
The Railways Development Minister explained that he was waiting for the response of that staff.
Accra-based private radio station, Hot 93.9FM’s morning show, ‘Maakye’, has focused its lenses on lateness and other poor working culture in the public sector.
Some analysts have said the poor attitude of workers is the cause of low productivity in the country.
It is said that most Ghanaians pretended to work for eight hours while they only worked for less than eight hours at their workplaces.

Read 29 times