Set 65 as entry age limit for dept heads


THE Government should set the entry age limit for a department head or heads of statutory organisations at 65 years in order to utilise experienced people with good track records to restore credibility and bring good administrative acumen to the work place.
There is a silent call by good citizens for the Government to rid all mess created by endemic political cronyism.
Other countries have a mixture of new and old chief executive officers ranging from 35 to 70 years.
They have some strategic interventions in their structured delivery of goods and services with experience and new talents alike.
Recently, the Public Service Commission lost a National Court case to disqualify a chief executive officer appointed by the National Executive Council who was over 60 years old.
This should be the new basis to extend the age limit for chief executive officers in public sector organisations to 65.