Winneba – Friday, July 21, 2023: The Head of the Local Government Service (LGS), Ing Dr. Nana Ato Arthur, has admonished students of the Centre for African Studies at the University of Education Winneba (UEW) to demonstrate a high level of discipline and professionalism towards academic work.

The Head of Service made the admonition when he delivered a speech as the Guest of Honour of the centre’s sensitisation programme on  industry – academia relationship in Local Governance and Decentralisation.

Speaking on the topic ” The Call to Public Service: Decentralisation and Local Government Leadership in Ghana”, Dr Nana Ato Arthur said Public Service dwells on some ethical foundations such as ensuring transparency, accountability, ability to use power responsibly, upholding workplace high standard behaviour, abiding by professional and organisational Codes of Conduct and the effective and efficient use of resources and consequently entreated the students to imbibe these values.

The sensitisation lecture was under the theme: Good Governance in Traditional African Society” It was organised by the Centre for African Studies under the auspices of the Faculty of Social Science Education, UEW.

Dr. Arthur counselled them to master the courage to withstand all the challenges that come with University education. These, according to the Head of Service, would empower and position them as competent future leaders.

He used the platform to implore the students to focus on the academic works, for that remains the surest avenue to equip them for competent decision-making in future.

A Senior Lecturer, Dr. Maxwell Acheampong, expressed the appreciation of the Centre  to Dr. Arthur for impacting the lives of the students with such an insightful presentation. 

Mr Acheampong said, Local Governance and Decentralisation just like democracy has been embraced  in Africa consequently  there was the need to build the capacity of these students to better appreciate the nature and gains of Ghana’s good governance to become leaders who would see governance to be more democratic, transparent, and accountable to the people.

He touted the  expertise of the Head of Service in Local Governance and Decentralisation and said it  was a very rare opportunity for these students to have received a clear and comprehensive advice from him on such an important occasion. He commended the students for their maximum attention and full participation and hoped it would provide them the insight into Ghana’s approach to  good decentralisation and local governance.

The programme afforded students the opportunity to express their concerns on Decentralisation and Local Governance.

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