REPORT ON BOSOMTWE DISTRICT ASSEMBLY STAFF DURBAR

The staff durbar was held at the four court of the Bosomtwe District Assembly at about 10:12 am on Monday, 13th December, 2021. The meeting was held with the purpose of deliberating on the issues that bothers staff members (both formal and informal). Various presentations were made on Local Government Service Protocols, GLOSAG Pension Pay and Welfare of the Assembly.

Following the opening, a self-introductory was made to introduce themselves in order to promote an amicable working environment for all staff. The occasion was graced with the presence of the Regional Coordinating Council Human Resource Managers, the Bosotwe District Assembly Chief Executive, the District Coordinating Director and staff of the Bosomtwe District Assembly.

Presentations were made by various Officers. The presentations touched on CLOSAG issues, Code of Conducts by the HRM, RCC, Welfare of the Assembly.

The Director of the Human Resource Management, Mrs. Vivian Akomea, started her speech by welcoming the staff to the durbar. She made it clear that her duty was to outline and educate staff on the protocols and necessary for work. Prior to that, she welcomed all newly recruits of the Assembly and urged them to work hard and also to abide to all rules and regulations governing the institution.  She voiced out the vision of the World Class Decentralized Oriented Service. She also encouraged all staff to strictly obey rules and regulations. She then highlighted some of the conditions of service which are stated below; Procedure, Recruitment, Compensation, Health and Safety, Leave and Salary and amongst many others. She also discussed the concept of discipline in the assembly by defining some necessary terminologies;

Misconduct: Anything that goes contradictory to established norms of the institution. It could also refer to anything that brings the service to a disrepute. She stated that there are two types of misconducts which includes Major and Minor misconducts.

Major Misconducts

  1. Intimidation: insulting language towards fellow colleagues
  2. Deceit of public officers
  3. Sexual harassment: anything that projects sexuality onto colleagues at work even in communication.
  4. Gross dereliction of duties and gross insubordination: this refers to the act of leaving work without permission
  5. Stealing
  6. Misappropriation of funds
  7. Falsification of records
  8. Extortion
  9. Willful damage to government property
  10. Incitement of colleagues to embark on illegal strike
  11. Habitual lateness: on this note, Mrs. Vivian Akomea stated on the record that clock in device are going to be deployed to check and punish habitual late commers.
  12. Sleeping on duty for security persons.
  13. Being absent from work for ten (10) consecutive days.
  14. Improper influence on others.
  15. Giving out false and misleading info.
  16. Unauthorized disclosure of information
  17. Drug abuse including persistent alcoholism.

After stating and explaining all these points, she went on to outline the possible disciplinary actions against major misconducts. These include;

  • Dismissal
  • Termination
  • Removal; from one station or center to the other
  • Reduction in rank.

Minor Misconducts

  1. Sleeping during work hours
  2. Leaving office without permission
  3. Trading in offices
  4. Minor damage to public properties through negligence
  5. Gambling in the office
  6. Non-compliance with official dress code.

Disciplinary Actions Against Minor Misconducts

  • Set charge
  • Reduction in salary
  • Suspension without allowance up to ten days.
  • Verbal warning

She ended her speech by thanking the staff and called for questions. All questions were duly answered. For more details contact the District Records office.