Accra – Thursday January 11, 2024: The Head of the Local Government Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has commended the media for their continuous contribution to the growing visibility and awareness created on the activities of the Service. He observed that there has been a significant surge in publicity for the Service in recent times; a feat he gladly cherishes. 

He made the commendation when he addressed the media at a soiree organised by the Office of the Head of Local Government Service on Thursday January 11, 2024, in Accra.  


Dr. Nana Ato Arthur revealed that, the Service has experienced a significant growth under his leadership as the Head of Service following the introduction of some innovative measures that have shaped the Service. 

The measures include the introduction of the District League Table, tracking national development and awarding Districts that perform better, continuous Capacity Building of staff, digitalising the operations of the Service such as the introduction of the Biometric Clocking System to curb lateness, ensure punctuality   in the Service, and the unannounced working visits to the various Metropolitan, Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs).  

He announced that about 14,000 personnel of varied classes had been recruited into the since he took over in 2017 with the current staff strength standing at 37,676.  

The Head of Service touted the five-storey ultra-modern office complex for the Office of the Head of Local Government Service and the reinforcement of the signing of the Performance Contract since its introduction as some of the major achievements since he joined the Service in 2017. 


 Ing Dr. Nana Ato Arthur said the implementation of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) at the Local Government Service (LGS) has improved budget monitoring, control and enhanced the capacity of staff in financial management.  He revealed that almost all MMDAs are using innovative strategies for revenue mobilisation. These he said have increased the mobilisation of Internally Generated Funds (IGF) of some MMDAs like Korle Klottey, Adentan Municipal Assemblies and the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly.  


He also assured that the LGS would continue to collaborate with other public service institutions including the Public Service Commission (PSC), the Civil Service, the National Labour Commission, the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG), the Local Government Workers Union (LGWU), Development Partners and other relevant institutions to deliver on the mandate of the Service. 




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