I want to prevent complacency in my sector-SIGA Boss

Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Director General State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA)

The Director General of the state Interest and Governance Authority Stephen Asamoah Boateng has noted that many people get complacent when they record some improvement hence the need for strict supervision.

According to him getting complacent after recording some improvement in your work or life is a “danger sign” which he does not entertain.

Explaining why he appeared angry and spoke in a seemingly harsh manner to some Chief Executive Officers of State owned Enterprises, Mr. Asamoah Boateng said he did that to discourage complacency in the CEOs.

“I know their caliber, I know how serious they want to work, I know what they’ve done and this report shows there’s been much improvement.  

…But you see the danger sign in Ghana is that people get complacent when there’s some improvement and they slack, this is what I tried to prevent”

Even though the workshop was supposed to start at 9:00am, it had to be delayed till 10:00 due to lateness and absenting CEOs.

Mr. Asamoah Boateng was obviously unhappy and asked whoever was unwilling to work “to leave” as there are several others standing by to grab the opportunity.

According to him, even though the statement he made sounded a bit harsh, it quickly alerted some of the CEOs and they joined the meeting through online.

“I was not angry, I do respect my CEOs a lot and they know it, it’s just that sometimes they are…it’s just time management that’s all,” he said.

Speaking to Evans Mensah on PM Express on Joy News channel, the SIGA boss extolled the CEOs saying there has been massive improvement since 2018 and that has been a collective effort and hard work from them, his office staff and himself.


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