Government workers in Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) across Accra have resumed full-scale operations on the first working day of the New Year, signaling a return to serious work after the holiday season.
As early as 8:30 AM, numerous offices, including the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice, Department of Agriculture, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs Division Headquarters, Ministry of Finance, and the Statistical Service Head Office, were open for business.
Other government entities, such as the Office of the Head of Civil Service, Public Services Commission, and Controller and Accountant-General's Department, also experienced a surge in activity. The car parks were fully occupied, indicating a robust return to work.
However, the Non-Profit Organization Secretariat (NPOS) faced challenges as a security officer revealed that despite workers reporting to work on the first day, many had to leave early in the afternoon due to interruptions in electricity supply.
“Had it not been for the interruption in electricity, all the workers would have stayed at post until the normal closing time,” commented the security officer.
Around 3:00 PM, the last group of workers was observed leaving the NPOS premises. Despite the challenges faced by some offices, food and drink vendors at various locations reported being busy as usual, catering to the needs of the returning workforce.