OHLGS – November 8, 2017: A delegation made up of Local Government and Development Studies Students and Lecturers from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Nigeria visited the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS). Led by Dr. Pius Out-Abang, a lecturer at the University, they were at the Service to learn about Ghana’s Local Governance system and related matters. They were received by the Director of the Policy, Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring & Evaluation (PPBME) Mr. Gregory Addah and other Directors of OHLGS. Accompanying the delegation was the Assistant Registrar at the Institute of Local Government Studies, Madam Setina Annan Danquah.
The Director, PPBME made a presentation which covered the country’s Decentralization, Local Governance structure and the functions and roles of the Local Government Service after which students and some officials of the delegation asked questions to enable them understand Ghana’s Local Governance system better comparing it to their system in Nigeria
Dr. Pius Otu-Abang expressed appreciation to the Service. He applauded Ghana’s decentralization system and said, it touched the grassroots which allowed democracy to work effectively . He stated that decentralization practice in Ghana would be more effective if Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives were elected as practiced in Nigeria.
The delegation has so far visited the Institute of Local Government Studies, Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Adentan Municipal Assembly. The delegation was in the country to learn about Ghana’s Local Governance system and Decentralisation.