October 8 – 12, 2018: The Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) has organized the second of a series of nationwide sensitization workshops on Inter-Service and Sectoral Collaboration and Co-operation System (ISCCS). Regions covered in the second round of sensitizations were Eastern, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions. The workshops which took place at the Regional Co-ordinating Councils, afforded representatives of institutions and agencies present a deeper understanding of the need to foster a comprehensive and sustainable collaborations and co-operation among public sector institutions for holistic service delivery. Workshop participants included Heads of Departments and Agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Groups.

In a brief statement, the Head of Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur noted that inter-institutional engagement and co-ordination was critical to establish the right environment for the achievement of common objectives to facilitate integrated service delivery. He entreated participants to effectively collaborate to ensure common understanding of development issues and harmonise local government programmes to avoid duplication of roles.

The Regional Ministers of the Regions visited lauded the efforts of the Service and pledged to deepen collaboration and co-ordinations among the various agencies both at the Regional and District levels. They assured the Service to establish a platform in accordance with the ISCCS for effective local governance engagement.

The workshop featured presentation on ISCCS basic principles and focus areas and levels of collaboration among others. An open forum was provided for discussion of issues of concern.

Present were some directors and senior officers from OHLGS.

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