TUC Boss Endorses Punctuality Campaign.

Story by Carlos Afanou

The Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Dr. Yaw Baah has endorsed a punctuality Campaign to promote good time management within the public institutions.

Dr. Baah signed the endorsement on Thursday in the offices of the TUC Annex building at Osu in Accra when Volunteers of the “Be Punctual Campaign” paid a courtesy call on him to brief him about the initiative.

 In an address, the TUC Boss stressed that bad time management is the result for the non-productivity in most public institutions adding that the earlier we nip that bad attitude in the bud, the better Ghana would become.

 He said the initiative has come at a time where good working culture especially time management in the country is not encouraging adding however that initiatives like this can go a long way to changing the status quo in most public institutions.

“We need to respect time where ever we are. You get so frustrated when you attend a meeting and you wait and wait and nobody turns up. But when you decide to leave then people start coming. This thing must stop. If you don’t respect time, it means you don’t respect yourself and you don’t respect others” Dr. Baah lamented.

Dr. Baah also assured the Volunteers of his unflinching commitment to ensure that all the 21 affiliates of the TUC also endorse the campaign in order for it to yield the desired results.

The TUC Boss further called on all and sundry including President Akufo Addo to endorse the campaign since it is an initiative worth endorsing adding that “as for TUC we will always stand by you so don’t hesitate to call on us for any assistance”

On his part the Lead Volunteer for Be Punctual Campaign, Mr. Emmanuel Armahquaye explained that he was motivated by the laissez-faire attitudes that have gained roots in some public institutions

“One of the things that caught my attention to start this is the land commission. I went there for a report on my land and they told me it would be ready in 57 days’ time. I was shocked. If it takes you 57 days to produce a report on a land, how much money can you generate within a period? In fact the land commission can pay its workers with the funds they generate if they do their things well” he lamented

According to him, a Chinese once told him that in 57 days, they will build a sky scraper, the same time frame it takes a Ghanaian institution to produce a report on a land adding that Ghana has a long way to go.

Mr. Amarquaye was optimistic however that the initiative would help change the bad time management and working culture in some public institutions.

“We are agents of change. We have a passion for it and we are going to make sure that Ghana becomes a better place for all of us because if the Chinese are telling us that in 57 days, they can build a sky scraper, then we need to be serious as a people” he stressed

The “Be Punctual” lead Volunteer later appealed to corporate institutions to support the campaign to enable it realize its objective”.
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