The Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS) has honoured ten (10) Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) with special packages, citations and plaques for their outstanding performance in the 2018 LGS Performance Contract assessment. The ten (10) excelled among One Hundred and twenty three (123) MMDAs that participated in the 2018 contract assessment.
The ceremony was attended by the Head of the Local Government Service, Ing. Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Chairman of the Governing Council of the Local Government Service, Nana Rex Owusu-Ansah, Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Elizabeth Sackey.
Others included Directors of the NDPC and ILGS, representatives from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Civil Service as well as the Chief Director and some Directors at the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS).
Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly was adjudged the overall best performing MMDA and presented with three (3) Desktop Computers, three (3) Printers, and two (2) scanners on behalf of the Assembly. The Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipal Assembly made it to the second position. They received three (3) Desktop Computers, two (2) Printers and two (2) Scanners. The 3rd position went to the Tema Metropolitan Assembly. They were presented with two (2) Desktop Computers, two (2) Printers and two (2) Scanners.
The 4th to 10th positions went to Akatsi North Municipal, Tarkwa- Nsuaem Municipal, Adentan Municipal, Ejura Sekyeredumase Municipal, Asunafo North Municipal, Bekwai Municipal and Builsa South Assemblies respectively. They were each presented with a Desktop Computer and a Scanner. Additionally, all ten (10) MMDAs were presented with citations while the Co-ordinating Directors of each of the ten (10) MMDAs also received plagues.
All the MMDAs that participated in the 2018 Performance Contract implementation were vigorously monitored, assessed and ranked by independent bodies based on their performance in seven (7) Key Performance Areas (KPAs) consistent with the mandate of the Assemblies as expressed in their planned activities. The KPAs included but not limited to General Administration; Human Resource Management; Financial Management and Reporting; Infrastructure; Social Service; Economic Development and Environment and Sanitation.
The LGS in 2015 institutionalised the Performance Management System (PMS) to improve performance, enhance productivity, develop competencies, increase job satisfaction and achieve the full potential of all staff in the Service in line with the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936).
Accra – Tuesday September 29, 2020