President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sworn into office Dr. Evans Aggrey-Darkoh as Head of the Civil Service of Ghana.
Until Dr. Aggrey-Darkoh’s appointment on August 2, 2023, to act as Head of the Civil Service, pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice from the Public Service Commission, he was the Chief Director of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
He replaces Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena, who retired last year.
His appointment was under Article 193(1) of the Constitution and Section 6(1) of the Civil Service Act, 1993 (PNDC 327).
At the ceremony at the Presidency, Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo led Dr. Aggrey-Darkoh to swear the Oath of Allegiance, the Judicial Oath and the Oath of Secrecy and subsequently issued him his letter of appointment.
President Akufo-Addo said he was confident that the affairs of the Civil Service were in safe hands and urged Dr. Aggrey-Darkoh to be minded by the fact that his predecessor distinguished himself creditably in the position, adding: “Ghanaians will expect nothing less than excellence on his part.

President Akufo-Addo asked Dr. Aggrey-Darko to bring his expertise and experience to help build a more resilient civil service that would provide efficient service to the government.

Dr. Aggrey-Darko, on his part, thanked the President for reposing his trust in him and assured him of his utmost dedication to advancing the course of the Civil Service into a professional and well-functional one.

Dr. Aggrey-Darkoh holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Ghana with a specialization in Public Policy Analysis. He was a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, from 2003 to 2018.
Dr. Aggrey-Darkoh, an old student of Swedru Senior High School, has been an adjunct lecturer at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College since 2003 and held a similar position at Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre from 2014 to 2019.

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