Accra- Wednesday December 14, 2022: The Local Government Service has received Five Hundred and Forty-Two (542) staff of the Birth and Death Registry from the Civil Service.
In a short ceremony at the conference room of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 the 542 staff were officially integrated into the administrative and management processes of the LGS.
The Head of the Office of the Local Government Service (OHLGS), Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur welcomed the staff into the LGS and assured that the Local Government Service is committed to re-orient the affected staff for deeper understanding of the Service. He said the management of the LGS will provide the best working conditions for the affected staff.
He admonished the staff to increase productivity and improve service delivery in order to represent a new face of the registry. Dr. Arthur charged the management of the Births and Deaths Registry to work towards changing the negative perception held by a cross section of the public about Registry.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Hon. Osei Bonsu Amoah, said the Registry is responsible for the collection and collation of vital statistics needed to inform government’s decision on national planning and development. He entreated the affected staff to contribute effectively to government’s agenda towards the achievement of full decentralisation.
The Head of the Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena, expressed appreciation to all stakeholders for their contribution towards the smooth transition of the affected staff into the LGS. He called on the management of the LGS to ensure the needed working resources are provided for the affected staff in order for them to perform meticulously for effective service delivery.
Present at the ceremony were the Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mad. Elizabeth Naa Tawiah Sackey, the Registrar of the Births and Deaths Registry, Mrs. Henrietta Lamptey and some staff of the Births and deaths registry.