Accra- January, Thursday 19, 2024: The Head of the Local Government Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has commended Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, and Former Minister for Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD), Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama on her induction as a fellow of the Ghana Institute of Planning (GIP).  

The programme which was organised at the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS) witnessed dignitaries including the Minister of State of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development (MLGDRD) Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah, the Deputy Minister (MLGDRD), Hon. Augustine Collins Ntim, some Management members of the OHLGS, the Chief Director of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC), Mrs. Lilian Baeka and the Secretary of the Public Services Commission (PSC), Mrs. Mabel Amoako-Atta.  

In his welcome address, the Head of Service applauded Hon. Hajia Alima for contributing significantly to the development of the planning sector in Ghana and described the honour conferred on her as the result of the hardwork and significant milestone she has chalked in her career as a Planner. He expressed optimism she would continue to perform incredibly to the successful growth of GIP. 

Hon. Hajia Alima Mahama in a speech, expressed her deepest humility in accepting the recognition conferred on her by the GIP as a great honour.  She described the award as a call to vigorously promote the image of the Institute as well as build on the modest efforts as a professional worthy enough for other noble members of the Institute specifically, women to be inspired.  

She also reaffirmed her commitment to collaborate effectively with members of the Institute to augment the planning profession. 

Alongside some Planners inducted as fellows of the Institute was the Director of the Management and Technical Services Directorate (MTSD) at the OHLGS, Pln. Dr. Audrey Smock Amoah for her contribution to the profession as a review of planning programmes offered by various universities in the country. 

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