A retired Director of Administration of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Mrs. Elieen Odartei Laryea has charged administrators of public institutions to stay abreast of modern trends in particularly the use of information technology and financial management systems to ensure efficient running of public organisations. Mrs. Odartei Laryea who joined the CSIR in 1976 and retired over thirty years later, made this call as guest speaker at the Conference of CSIR administrators held in Accra recently.

While calling for convergence of practitioners on sound professional standards to be referenced in administrative manuals, she asked administrators to give room for human discretion which settled on tolerance in all engagements among staff.

The Director of Finance of the Council, Mr. Emmanuel Ofosu Brakoh who chaired the function said, all the CSIR institutes are walking the financial tightrope and called for the need to vigorously advance commercialisation of CSIR activities and technologies to increase internally generated funds.

Questions on promotions and performance assessments dominated the open forum session. The Director of Administration, Mrs. Genevieve Yankey, the Director of the CSIR- Institute for Scientific and Technological Information, Dr. Seth Manteaw and the Deputy Director of CSIR-Water Research Institute, Dr. William Agyekum were in the seat to answer questions on promotions and performance assessment which dominated the open forum session.

Delegates for the conference were drawn from all the 13 CSIR Institutes and the Head Office in Accra.

Source: Corporate Affairs Division, CSIR, Head Office

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