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President Bio conducts spot check at Youyi Building

23 May 2018 at 18:31 | 1461 views

His Excellency President Bio has always warned in his public speeches that this Government is not going to be business-as-usual politics and on Wednesday, 23rd May, he demonstrated that with an on-the-spot check at Youyi Building.

The purpose of the on-the-spot check was for the President to ensure that Ministers and civil servants are complying with his directive to be at work at 8:30am. Energised and determined, President Bio climbed stairs after stairs checking every floor housing Ministries and Government agencies.

At each Ministry and Agency, President visited Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and other civil servants. Door after door, he entered to shock and surprise from civil servants, some of whom were only seeing him for the first time in person. President Bio smiled as he thanked many of the Ministers and civil servants who were in their seats.

Secretaries, clerks, security and office assistants all expressed their admiration for seeing the President in their Ministries doing a spot check on his directive. “This is the type of President this country wanted. We now have a disciplined leader who monitors and ensures compliance on his directive. The President looks very modest talking to junior civil servants and I am very hopeful that he will be a great President,” a junior civil servant commented.

President Bio leaving a note for a government official absent at his desk this morning

On the whole, many of the Ministers (with the exception of those on out-of-office official duties), Permanent Secretaries and other civil servants were in their seats. The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and the Environment was however not in his office, His Excellency the President left a note that he visited his office and he was not on seat. From his visit, President Bio was also very concerned with the current state of the floors, looking at the ceilings and cracks on walls.

President Bio with Local Government Minister Anthony Brewah who was at his desk when the president showed up.

It is also important to note that from the visit by His Excellency President Bio, compliance to the 8:30am start was very impressive. The President will continue on his on-the-spot visits targeting many public institutions, Government agencies and departments in the coming weeks and months.

Here is president Bio checking one office after the other at Youyi building Wednesday morning:

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