Accra – Friday August 24, 2018: The Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) has organized a one-day sensitization workshop on the Inter Service and Sectoral Collaboration and Cooperation System (ISCCS) framework for Heads of Services, Chief Directors of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and other key stakeholders as part of efforts to deepen decentralization implementation. The programme was held at the Alisa Hotel.

The Head of the Local Government Service, Dr Nana Ato Arthur noted that, the ISCCS framework was developed in 2015 through a consultative process with the collaboration of stakeholders (MDAs, State Owned Enterprises and Non-Governmental Organisations). He said the framework was developed as part of the process for the full implementation of the Local Governance Act, 2016, (Act 936) and the Local Government Service (Departments of District Assemblies) Commencement Instrument, 2009, L.I. 1961. He lauded the continued support of key stakeholders in the development and institutionalisation of the ISCCS. He reiterated the importance of the ISCCS in mobilizing and building partnerships at all levels for national development and sustainability of national agenda for socio-economic development.

Dr. Esther Offei-Aboagye, a governance expert delivered a presentation on ISCCS which bordered on the basic principles, focus areas, levels of collaboration as well as monitoring and evaluation. The presentation provided participants with in-depth understanding on the implementation of the ISCCS. The function was chaired by the Head of Civil Service, Nana Agyekum Dwamina.

Present at the function were some guests including the Chairman the Local Government Service Council (LGSC), the Executive Secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee (IMCC), the Ag. Chief Director and Directors of OHLGS.

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