Ghana: PSWU holds 11th quadrennial confab, focuses on strengthening public sector institutions

The Public Service Workers Services Union (PSWU), one of BWI’s affiliates in Ghana, held its 11th Quadrennial Delegates Conference in Kumasi on 6-8 December 2023 under the theme: “Strengthening Public Sector Institutions; A Catalyst for Economic Development - The Role of the Union.”

The conference was attended by more than 500 delegates, observers, fraternal organisations, and international guests. BWI was represented by Abdoul Karim Ouédraogo from the global union’s West African project office. Karim conveyed a solidarity message on behalf of BWI Regional Representative Crecentia Mofokeng, and the regional leadership led by BWI Regional President Abdel Monem El Gamal.

Commenting on the conference theme, Karim expressed, “Through this motivating and inspiring theme, the PSWU will vigorously strive to be a strong, resilient, and positive force in national development. Led by a committed, dedicated, and passionate team, the union aims to transform and achieve outcomes that are strategic and relevant to today’s environment and the future.”

The 11th Delegates Conference adopted the narrative and financial reports of the executive committee and re-elected all National Officers unopposed to manage the Union in the next four years. The Chairperson, Ken T. Koduah, the General Secretary, Bernard Adjei, and five other national officers, including two women, will lead the organisation from 2024 to 2028.

PSWU's membership is spread over seventy-one (71) public sector institutions, also known as divisions. Public works agencies, public housing, electricity production, and transmission institutions are the union’s members within BWI sectors.