The New State Enterprises Commission Will Be Proactive and Innovative – Hon Asamoah-Boateng
About a month ago, Hon Asamoah-Boateng was appointed the Executive Chairman of State Enterprises Commission, and with zeal, patriotism and drive, has determined to breathe a new lease of life into the State Agency. As a former minister under the erstwhile Kufuor, Hon Asomah-Boateng has proven to be capable in handling responsibilities assigned him and always delivered with utmost efficiency.
Since taking office, he has embarked on a number of familiarization visits to most of our State Enterprises where he interacted with members of staff and appraised himself with their challenges and plans for the coming years. It is in the light of this that, on Tuesday, 30th May, 2017, a Performance Contract Signing Ceremony was held between Government of Ghana and State Enterprises.
The well-attended and highly colorful programme held at the Labadi Beach Hotel, was attended by ministers of State, Top government officials, Chief Executive Officers of parastatals, and was graced by the Vice President of the republic His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
In his keynote address, Executive Chairman of State Enterprise Commission, Hon Asamoah-Boateng outlined his vision to revamping the Commission to make it responsive to modern trends of doing business, taking into account”.
Hon Asamoah-Boateng acknowledged the fact that “a lot of the SOEs face various challenges which are known and will be tackled with some urgency by the efforts of government and us”. He opined that “in line with the vision of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the sector is set to undergo transformation that would address the challenges and create the much needed environment for rapid growth”.
On the style of leadership he intends to bring to bear, Hon Asamoa-Boateng submitted that “I am here as a call to duty and to serve, by making use of my extensive public and private sector experiences, skills and networking to partner you in bringing economic relief to our fellow citizens”.
Shedding light on his vision for the Commission, Hon Asamoah-Boateng said “the new State Enterprise Commission will be proactive and innovative in building beneficial relationships to bring continuous improvements in all spheres” of operations of SOEs. He revealed that ‘the NEW SEC will also be coming up with a unified, Centralized and Digitized Performance Evaluation Framework for the effective tracking of all SOEs”.
On his part, the vice President “the SOEs could not continue to operate their businesses as usual”, stressing that “government would be more interested in what went on in SOEs, since they were very critical to the economic development of the country”.
The Vice President further noted that “we want to know what is happening and we want to know the money that is going into your accounts and leaving and for what purpose. So we are going to be a bit more interested and not going to wait until the end of the year”.