The Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Professor Victor Kwame Agyemang Esq. has called for collaboration between the Private and the Public Sector to push forward government’s agenda of increasing trade in Africa. This, he said, would help in addressing several challenges that the continent is currently facing in relation to trading activities.

He noted that the role of the Public Sector connot be over emphasized in supporting the government to achieve it desired goals leading to the creation of descent job among the youth within the Sub-Region

The Chairman said this in an address at the 2023, United Nations /African Union Public Service Day under the theme: Building An African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Ready Public Sector. This year’s event was marked in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the National AFCFTA Coordinating Office and other stakeholders in the Public Service.

The Kenyan High Commissioner, H.E. Eliphas Barine who was the Guest of Honour for the occasion took the opportunity to urged government to create the enabling environment for the successful implementation of AFCFTA. He said Africa need a Public Service Sector that has esteemed African Identity with the opportunities and privileges to deliver its mandate within the African Continent. According to him, this would go a long way to eradicate unemployment and poverty in the sub-region.

In a statement, the Technical Advisor from the Office of the Senior Minister, Mr. Robert Poku Kye said a single market with free movement will boost African business in the global market and that government is ready to provide the needed environment to achieve it desired goals in the successful implementation of AFCFTA.

The United Nations/African Union Public Service Day is an annual event celebrated on 23rd June, established through UN Resolution 57/277 and adopted by the African Union Conference of Heads of States. The Public Services Commission (PSC) has actively been involved in coordinating the celebration in collaboration with other Public Sector Organisations. The celebration aims to reflect on the values and virtues of Public Service to Society and acknowledge the contribution of Public Service Institutions to national development.