||MCRA REGIONAL STAFF UNDERGO E-SPAR TRAINING
In effort to enroll all staff of the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs (MCRA) unto the Electronic Staff Performance Appraisal system (E-SPAR) the Human Resources Directorate of the Ministry facilitated a day’s Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for 20 selected staff representatives from various regions.
The trained staff are expected to go back and cascade the information to other staff of the ministry in the various regions across the country.
In an opening remark by the Ag. Chief Director of MCRA, Ms. Fati Lily Soale at the Workshop on Wednesday, 22nd February, 2023, she noted that the annual E-SPAR has come to stay and staff are to be circumspect and comply with the new assessment system as there are repercussions of for staff who refuse to meet deadlines.
She encouraged them to ensure they set targets that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and time-bound (SMART), which is derived from the action plans they have set for the year. She also reiterated that the Ministry expects them to submit a quarterly report to keep the ministry abreast with issues on the ground.
The E-SPAR training was led by the Director HRM of the Ministry Mr. Evans Habadah who charged the regional staff to ensure that there was rippling effect of what they have been taught at the various offices when they return. He assured them not to hesitate to call on his directorate for any assistance they may need.
The Head of the Policy Planning, Budget, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (PPBMED) on the Ministry, Mr. Tei Ogum took the staff through the reporting template that they were expected to use in the submission of their report. He indicated that the quarterly reports were very essential not just for the Ministry but the country as whole as the ministry compiles all reports and submit copies to appropriate entities such as the National Development Planning Commission which feeds into Ghana’s National development goal.
The Head of Public Affairs and Communications Unit of the Ministry, Ms. Marmle Ramani gave a brief presentation on the essence of communication, noting that although some information is very sensitive and acknowledged the security issues involved in Chieftaincy cases, it was always important to report to the Chief Director to keep her up to date on issues happening so that management can react where necessary.
She indicated that it is better for the Ministry to first tell it story, thus successes and challenges than to allow others to do so. She added that when management have every detail of what is on the ground, they are well positioned to inform the Minister in charge of the Ministry who will speed up issues involving the sector.
Source: Public Affairs and Communications Unit, MCRA