Mr Enoch Cobbinah, Chief Director at the Ministry of Education, has emerged the Best Performed Chief Director in 2016.

Mr Solomon Atim Asoalla, the Chief Director at the Ministry of Works and Housing, Professor Thomas Akabza Chief Director at the Ministry of Energy, Professor Bruce Banoeng-Yakubo, Chief Director at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Mr Godwin Brocke, Chief Director at the Ministry of Roads and Highways were also recognised.

Mr Cobbinah, according to the evaluation team met all his targets in the performance agreement in 2016.

The awardees were given a plaque and citation in their honour, together with computers and other accessories for their various Ministries, Department and Agencies.

A citation described Mr Cobbinah as “a proactive, creative and result oriented person and compete in meeting his target in the performance agreement”.

Dr Esther Offei-Aboakye, Member of the Evaluation Team said this year’s assessment of Chief Directors was to identify interesting approaches, distinct initiative, high quality products and documents that went beyond just compliances and for which Chief Directors could be commended.

She said Chief Directors lived to expectation according to the importance it deserved and demonstrated that they had made their own improvement.

“We expect that given the rigour they have put in the preparation of this year’s agreements, the performance agreements will be treated as living documents, or instruments that the Chief Directors will themselves use to benchmark their performance,” she added.

She said another priority was to involve Directors in the delivery of the Chief Directors’ Performance Agreement so that the linkages between their agreements and that of the Chief Directors would be registered, more strongly.

“We are hoping to seek clear linkages between the annual action plans and budgets, mid-year review processes and follow-up action and also provide the Ministries with requisite technical support to maintain adequate Assets Registers,” Dr Offei-Aboakye said.

Mr Cobbinah expressed gratitude to the Head of Civil Service and government for the opportunity to serve the country.

“The Evaluation team have made me a better Chief Director,” he said.

He said the real heroes were my dedicated staff and they deserve to be applauded and commended for their efforts.

He urged other Chief Directors to critically examine the quality of documents they present to be evaluated and assessed.
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