Efficiency, Accountability and Integrity

H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Swears Into Office Dr. I. Stella Agyenim-Boateng, The Vice Chairman of The PSC

November 15, 2023

H.E. the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, 13th November, 2023 swore Dr. Irene Stella Agyenim-Boateng, Vice Chairman of the Public Services Commission (PSC), into office.

In brief remarks after he administered the official Oaths and Oath of Secrecy to Dr. Agyenim-Boateng, H.E. the President urged her to bring her expertise and experience on board to support the Chairman to build a more resilient public service that would provide efficient service to Ghanaians.”

Dr. Irene Stella Agyenim-Boateng expressed her gratitude to the H.E. the President for the confidence reposed in her and assured him of her utmost dedication to support the Chairman, Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman, Esq. to advance the course of the Commission and the entire public service into a well-functional one.

In attendance were Hon. Dr. Akosua Frema-Opare, the Chief of Staff; Nana Bediatuo Asante, Secretary to the President; Members of the Public Services Commission; the Secretary to the Commission and other senior public officials.

The origins of the Public Services Commission (PSC) date back to 1947 when the colonial government accepted the recommendations of the Haragin Committee for the establishment of Public Services Commissions in colonies such as Gold Coast, Nigeria, the Gambia and Sierra Leone.

Article 194 (1) of the fourth Republican Constitution of 1992 states that “there shall be a Public Services Commission which shall perform such functions as assigned to it by this Constitution or by any other law.”

Article 196 of Constitution of 1992 further states that “the Public Services Commission shall have such powers and exercise such supervisory, regulatory and consultative functions as Parliament shall, by law, prescribe, including as may be applicable, the supervision and regulation of entrance and promotion examinations, recruitment, appointment into or promotions within the Public Services and the establishment of guidelines on the terms and conditions of employment in the public services.” The PSC Act, 1994 (Act 482) provides details on the composition of the Commission and functions of the Secretariat.