Who We Are

 

The Office of the Senior Minister (OSM) was re-established by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in accordance with Section 15 of the Civil Service Act, 1993 (PNDCL 327).

It had earlier been established by the erstwhile Kufuor regime to coordinate and facilitate Government’s strategy of a well-structured framework for the effective implementation of Government programmes and projects. The Office was originally established to exercise oversight responsibility over economic Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure prudent economic management. It was also to facilitate, co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate flagship projects.

 

Following a meeting of H.E. the President and Cabinet with the Head of the Civil Service and Chief Directors, a decision was taken to integrate the Public Sector Reform Secretariat (PSRS) into the OSM. Consequently in March 2017, the PSRS was added to the OSM. As a result, the OSM has assumed the additional responsibility to provide, among others, policy guidelines on Public Sector Reforms and also facilitate the implementation of agreed reform initiatives in the entire public service with the view to ensuring responsiveness in service delivery.

 

Vision

The vision of the Office of the Senior Minister is ensuring a responsive Government with safer and satisfied citizens.

 

Mission

 

To improve the quality of life of the citizenry by exploring and utilizing the human and material resources available.

 

Functions

 

The core functions of OSM are:

 

  • Exercise oversight responsibility over economic MDAs to ensure prudent economic management.

 

  • Promote and improve efficiency and effectiveness of performance in the Public Sector.

 

  • Provide policy guidelines in the implementation of agreed reform initiatives.

 

  • Facilitate, coordinate, monitor and evaluate flagship projects and reforms in the public sector to ensure improved, timely and transparent service delivery.

 

  • Facilitate the institutionalization of public campaign to imbue positive change in the attitude of the citizenry.

 

Core Values

 

The core values (acronym as RAIDIRE) are:

 

  • Responsiveness

 

  • Accountability

 

  • Impartiality

 

  • Diligence to Duty

 

  • Integrity

 

  • Respect for Rule of Law

 

  • Efficiency and Effectiveness