December 25, 1989 |
"Clandestine attempts by malefactors to sabotage the labor redeployment effort will be dealt with severely." If this stern warning posted in the lobby of the Ministry of Finance here has the tone of a wartime stricture, that is no mistake. Ghana's anti-patronage campaign, which is designed to pare 100,000 excess workers from the civil service, has all the purposefulness of a military operation and the desperation of a last-ditch defense. So far the defense is holding, even prevailing.