By Winnie Kabintie
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has acknowledged the role young people can play in transforming the Public Service.
The DPP was speaking to youth participants with interests in the Public Service, at a round table forum, which was organized by the Emerging Leaders Foundation (ELF) together with the Emerging Public Leaders foundations (EPL) with the aim of discussing youth inclusion in the public service.
According to the DPP, young people who comprise 60% of the staff at ODPP, are notably making a difference in the institution.
Noordin Haji further revealed that were it not for the unspirited drive and energy of these youthful employees, recent high profile cases his office has been investigating including the Dams scandal, would not have seen the light of day.
Integrity and Honesty
The DPP also urged the youth who are interested in venturing in the public service to exercise high levels of integrity, shun corruption and refuse to be complacent.
“Aspire to be leaders of integrity, principled & hardworking. No shortcuts! In the Public Service, you will always encounter people who are resistant but that should not discourage you. Stand firm and bring change. Don’t be complacent,” He said.
Noordin Haji further encouraged the youth to embrace the spirit of teamwork and always work to empower each other.
“When you get the chance and the exposure you need, give a chance to another young person and advise them. Build each other, don’t tear each other down, that way you build a team that you can succeed with,” the DPP added.
The DPP thanked the Emerging Leaders Foundation (ELF) together with the Emerging Public Leaders foundations (EPL) for organizing the forum, which allowed youth to deliberate on how they can get involved in the public service.
Emerging Leadership Foundation is established in Ghana & Liberia with the aim of overall mindset change on youth in leadership in Africa.
“I believe this platform will serve as the seed that will grow the cadre of youth that will transform public service,” said the DPP.