Local Government Service signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Background The Local Government Service (LGS), which was established by the Local Government Service Act, 2003 ( Act 656) has on the 5th of July, 2016 signed a landmark MoU with the Nation’s premier science and technology university, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) which  was  equally established by an Act of Parliament […]

Public Announcement – Recruitment of Environmental Health Officers/Assistants

The Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS), in fulfillment of its mandate of ensuring the effective and efficient day-to-day administration of the District Assemblies, has received financial clearance to engage over One Thousand, Three Hundred (1,300) Environmental Health Officers/Assistants. Environmental Health Officers/Assistants who successfully completed the Schools of Hygiene in Accra, Ho as well as Tamale […]

Collaborative Workshop between Local Government Service of Ghana and University of the West of England Bristol- United Kingdom

Good progress has been made since the Construction & Property Research Centre, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK commenced its exploratory research into leveraging rising urban land/property values to finance urban infrastructure development in Ghana in August, 2015. The research is being implemented in collaboration with Ghana’s Local Government Service. The aim […]

2-Day Capacity Building Workshop at Miklin Hotel, Kumasi

A two day capacity building workshop took place in Kumasi within the context of promoting good professional rapport among the Directors and Unit heads at the Secretariat, Regional Coordinating Directors and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Co-ordinating Directors (MMDCDs). In other words, the workshop was to share knowledge, experiences and best practices among others.   In his […]

Management Retreat 2016

The Local Government Service Secretariat as part of its tradition undertook an introspective retreat between 25th and 28th of February. The retreat started in earnest on the 26th. In his opening remarks the Head of Service (HoS), Dr. Callistus Mahama noted that such introspective retreat was very important to us as an organisation because without […]

Orientation for newly appointed Heads of Agric Department of MMDAs/RCCs

The Local Government Service is mandated to ensure Administrative Decentralization which is one of the major pillars in the decentralization agenda. The objective of the administrative decentralization is ‘’to improve the administrative and human resources capacity of the entire membership of the Service and other Local Government stakeholders to ensure effective service delivery. In line […]

MMDAs Must Have Offices For Independent Government Institutions – Prof. Ahwoi

 A local government expert says all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) must have functional offices for Independent Governance Institutions (IGIs) in their jurisdiction, in order to ensure good governance, transparency and accountability. Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, a lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), said as far as practicable, MMDAs must […]