Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor, has cautioned Board of state institutions to refrain from taking over management of the institutions.
“The unfortunate practices in some instances of the past where the Board virtually took over management should be avoided. I will entreat the boards and management to work as a team to realize the objectives of the agencies.”
According to her, corporate governance principles must always be at play every time every day.
She is also challenging the Boards and managements to ensure that their policies and programmes are in line with government growth agenda.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Board of Ghana Shippers Authority, DVLA and PSC Tema Shipyard, Madam Attivor noted that the current government policy was to develop projects under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements, since government expects the various projects to pay for themselves.
“In this regard, I want to urge the Boards to come out with very innovative funding mechanisms to reduce the financial burden on government.”
Board Chairman of the Ghana Shippers Authority Commander, Retired Griffith, assured the Transport Minister that they would live up to expectation.
“Ours will not be a day to day implementation but an oversight responsibility to ensure that government’s vision, policies and programmes are implemented efficiently and when I say this I mean on time and on budget.”