Accra-Thursday April 30, 2020: The Head of Local Government Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur led a delegation that donated an amount of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵120,000.00) to the COVID-19 Trust Fund on behalf of the staff of the Local Government Service (LGS).
Dr. Arthur said the decision was taken in response to the President’s call for a concerted effort to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that, staff of the LGS got actively involved and the financial contribution was raised from members through the efforts of the various professional associations at the national, regional and local levels.
The Head of Service indicated that staff of the LGS are greatly exposed to the threats of the pandemic. He cited among others the fact that revenue collectors keep interacting with the public in the discharge of their duties, social welfare staff at the local levels are continuously involved in caring for abandoned babies and homeless persons as well as the continuous receipt of clients by the Assemblies. In this regard, the Head of Service said staff of the Service have been directed to adopt the system of flexible working hours, practice social distancing and hand washing in addition to the wearing of face masks as measures to protect themselves against contracting the coronavirus.