Accra Dialogue (IV)[/caption] The Accra Dialogue (IV) which comes off at 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 30, at TV3’s Executive Theatre will focus attention on pertinent issues surrounding the Civil Service of Ghana. To speak on the theme, “Executing the President’s Mandate; The role of the Civil Service”, will be Legal and Local Governance expert, Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi, former Chiefs of Staff, Prosper Bani and Kwadwo Mpianim, and Public Administration expert, Prof. Stephen Addai. [caption id="attachment_86597" align="alignnone" width="601"] Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi is a Legal and Local governance expert.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86598" align="alignnone" width="604"] Kwadwo Mpiani is a former Chief of Staff under J. A Kufuor’s Administration[/caption] The Civil Service over the years has suffered because elected governments have had issues of trust with them. Sensitive positions most of the time elude civil servants because of issues of trust and efficiency. The mother association of the group, CLOSAG, has in recent weeks claimed government has appointed Special Assistants in some ministries to take over their jobs rendering them redundant. Read:CLOGSAG mulls strike over political appointees Some state officials and experts have spoken on the matter, some arguing in favor of the civil servants, others in the favour of government. Read:Special Assistants have no place in the Civil Service – Governance expert But are these claims justified, to what extent is their services needed and should there be limitations as to what they may do or not? These among a host of other issues will be put into perspective by discerning minds. [caption id="attachment_86599" align="alignnone" width="604"] Prof. Stephen Addai is a governance expert[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86600" align="alignnone" width="602"] Prosper-Bani is a former Chief of Staff under John Mahama’s Administration[/caption] The Accra Dialogue (IV) is a Media General’s partnership with the Institute of Law and Public Affairs (ILPA), and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation (FESF) initiative.