Local Governance Bill (Act 2016) Passed

The Parliament of Ghana has finally passed into law, the Local Governance Bill which harmonizes five existing legislation on local governance to ensure achievement of the national decentralization objectives. The new law is a one-stop legal document on all local governance matters. The introduction of decentralization and local governance in Ghana in 1988 and its […]

LGSS Meets with Representatives of the Youth Employment Agency

On Thursday 20th October, 2016, the Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) played host to representatives of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in its premises to discuss and chart a way forward on a proposal by the YEA to the Local Government Service (LGSS)for the deployment of paid interns as a temporary measure to address the […]

Head of Service Paid Working Visits to Eastern and Volta Regions

The Head of the Local Government Service, Dr. Callistus Mahama, paid a two day working visit to the Eastern and Volta Regions between Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September, 2016 respectively. The Head of Service (HoS) was accompanied by the Chief Director of the Secretariat, Mr. Joseph M. Dasanah, the Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Joseph […]

LGSS Begins Public Financial Management (PFM) Training for Key Staff of 170 Assemblies

The Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) had begun the first in a series of training in the areas of Public Financial Management, Revenue Management and Social Accountability for key staff of One Hundred and Seventy (170) District Assemblies who did not participate in the Local Government Capacity Support Project (LGCSP). The training which commenced on […]

Key Officers of Forty-six (46) Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies Trained on IGF Strategy

The Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) with support from the Local Government Capacity Support Project (LGCSP) is organizing a series of two-day training workshops for one hundred and fifty (150) key officers of the 46 Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) participating in the LGCSP. The training on Internally Generated Fund (IGF) Mobilization and Management Strategies […]

PRESS RELEASE – LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE IS NOT RECRUITING

ACCRA-22nd September, 2016: The attention of the Head of the Local Government Service has been drawn to an article that has gained wide circulation on social media that “Local government services forms” are out for persons interested in job placement with the Service to purchase from Ghana Publishing Company (Assembly Press). The message indicated that […]

Local Government Service Secretariat Organizes a Leadership Workshop for Senior Management

Between Monday 12th September and Wednesday 14th September, 2016, the Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) organized a leadership workshop for ninety (90) senior officers of managerial status in the Local Government Service (LGS) at the Elking Hotel, East Legon in the Greater Accra Region. The leadership workshop was to prepare managers to meet new leadership […]

National Association of Internal Auditors of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies Pay Courtesy Call on Local Government Service Secretariat’s Management

The executives of the National Association of Internal Auditors of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) paid a courtesy call on the Management of the Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) on Thursday 25th August, 2016. The meeting took place in the Conference Room of the LGSS. Present at the meeting were the Head of Service […]