KUMASI – Wednesday 28th February, 2018: The Head of the Local Government Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur participated in a workshop organised for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Co-ordinating Directors (MMDCDs) in the Ashanti Region and the Brong Ahafo Regions. This is the third in a series of similar workshops being organised by the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS) on the 2018 Performance Management Contract (PMC). The one – day workshop which was held at Miklin Hotel in Kumasi was aimed at educating the key actors on contents of the 2018 Performance Contract. The workshop also afforded the MMDCEs and MMDCDs insights on the Key Performance Areas (KPAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of which they will be assessed.

Dr. Nana Ato Arthur in his speech said the Performance Management System (PMS) was a systematic process for improving performance by developing the capacity of individuals and teams. He said, the overall objective of the PMS was to develop a high performance culture where staff were aware of the need to perform well and act accordingly in other to meet or exceed expectations. The PMC he said was a key mechanism in the implementation of the PMS as it involves the key parties of the contract that was the MMDCEs representing the government and MMDCDs representing the Staff of the Assemblies to agree and be committed to the achievement of the set targets in the form of KPIs within a given time framework. He urged all present to actively participate with their inputs to help revise the Performance Contract which would intend help the country as a whole move from aid to trade.

The host, Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah in his speech said, that the Local Government structure was put in place to ensure that development went down to the grassroots, hence the need to set targets for staff of the Local Government Service. He said, it was therefore important for all key actors to appreciate the essence of the PMC as it was geared towards moving the country forward through local governance and decentralisation.

The Deans of the MMDCEs and MMDCDs pledged their commitment to ensuring the effectiveness of the PMC in their localities.

Also present at the workshop were the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Elizabeth Agyeman, the Ag. Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Director, Mrs Emelia Botchway, the Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Kwame Oppong, Directors and other Senior Staff of the OHLGS.

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