Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic newspaper last Thursday, the Chairperson of the Commission, Ms Josephine Nkrumah said it has become necessary to employ more workers to address the terrible staffing challenges confronting her outfit.
“For the first time since I joined this Commission, we have seen some steps to address our staff challenge. In the five years prior to 2020, we have had only 45 staff replacements when hundreds of the staff members have exited the Commission over the years. Recruiting 240 in a year is a good start,” she said.
The chairperson added that while the country’s population continues to increase, the independent state institution rather witness a decrease in staff, a situation that made it difficult to work in other parts of the country.
According to her, an assessment of the human resource needs of the NCCE in relation to the population in 2007 had shown that 1,767 staff were required for Ghana’s 18 million citizens as of that time.
Ms Josephine Nkrumah said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) following the inadequate workers has given the Commission clearance to recruit more personnel into service.