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Confirmed MMDCEs undergo orientation with charge to improve on IGF, GBC October 26 2021, Accra.

27 October, 2021

President Akufo-Addo, says he will not hesitate to dismiss any Municipal Metropolitan  or District Chief Executive, (MMDCES), who does not live up to expectation. The President gave the warning at an orientation for the new MMDCEs in Accra. He assured them of the timely release of the District Assemblies Common Fund and advised them to improve the Internally Generated Funds, IGF and use them judiciously. Out of the 261 nominees, 250 have been approved by the Assemblies. 11 more nominees are yet to be approved.


Local Government Minister Swears in ILGS Governing Council

06 October, 2021

The Minster of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development inaugurated the governing board of the Institute of Local Government Studies in Accra. The governing council has Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa as the Chairman.

The rest of the members of the council as constituted include Dr. Nicholas Awortwi, the Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies, Mr. Samuel Seth Passah representing the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dr. Nana Kodjo Mensah-Abrampa representing the National Development Planning Commission, Mr. Kokro Amankwa from the National Association of Local Government Authorities in Ghana.

The rest include; Mrs. Evelyn Arthtur from the Public Service Commission, Hon. Dr. Stephen Nana Ato Arthur from the Local Government Service, Professor Imoro Braimah representing Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, Hon. Akwasi Darko Boateng, Mad. Agnes Talata Chiravira and Rev. Mrs. Eva Asare Bediako as government apppointees.

 

Local Government Minister Swears in ILGS Governing Council, October 1 2021, Accra.

01 October, 2021

The Minster of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development inaugurated the governing board of the Institute of Local Government Studies in Accra. The governing council has Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa as the Chairman.

 

ILGS/OHLGS/GSCSP Organises a Capacity Building Workshop on Social Accountability

14 September, 2021

The 5-Day customized certificate course on social protection is intended to help participants deepen their understanding of gender, vulnerability and social protection issues as well as analyze , reflect and propose innovative strategies to address emerging challenges, as well as discuss the emerging social protection system and enhancing competences of participants in their roles and responsibilities.

Some of the specific objectives of the training programme is to define and explain social social protection instruments and its application in programmes and projects, increase institutional capacity and knowledge base to better design , manage and monitor social protection systems, appreciate the expectations of their job as facilitators or advocates for social protection interventions as well as build networks and mutually share experiences for enhancing their personal and professional development

Some expected outcomes of the training are for participants to better appreciation of the social protection system, make useful inputs towards sound social protection interventions and have a deeper understanding of working relationships with other social protection functionaries.

Certificates will be awarded to participants at the end of the programme.

Local Government Minister Swears in ILGS Governing Council, October 1 2021, Accra..

01 October, 2021

The Minster of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development inaugurated the governing board of the Institute of Local Government Studies in Accra. The governing council has Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa as the Chairman.

The Ministry of Gender and Social Protection ( MoGCSP) & Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) in collaboration with the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) organises a 5-day refresher course-Accra, July 12

13 July, 2021

The Ministry of Gender and Social Protection ( MoGCSP) & Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) in collaboration with the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) is organizing a 5-day refresher certificate course on Social Protection for about 30 staff of the social protection Directorate , MoGCSP from  Monday the 12th – 16th of July, 2021 at the ILGS Accra Campus, Ogbojo- Accra.

Orientation Programme for New Faculty Staff

05 July, 2021
Accra, Jul 5, ILGS-The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has organised a two-day orientation programme for its newly recruited faculty staff, a decision to beef up and augment the strength of its teaching staff and to enhance research and development. The Lecturers and researchers have been recruited into the departments of:
  1. Local Government Administration and Organisation
  2. Urban and Environmental Management
  3. Local and Regional Economic Development

Opinion Piece: Managing municipalities as businesses, not bureaucracies

01 July, 2021

Managing municipalities as businesses, not bureaucracies. By Dr Nicholas Awortwi

I recently interviewed a resident of Asafon New Town in the Ga North Municipality about local governments (LGs) and this is what he said: "Tell me, what do they do? (Referring to municipalities). "I've no seen a single municipal official. Property rates should fix our drainage and roads but officials sit in their offices and have no engagement with us. "Residents built the road you see here; a few people have constructed private drains in front of their houses; we fixed the streetlights; we buy water from private boreholes; and we pay people to collect our garbage. What is the use of the Municipal Assembly to us?

Opinion Piece: Time to transform decentralisation, local governance framework

24 June, 2021

Time to transform decentralisation, local governance framework. By Dr Nicholas Awortwi

In 1988, Ghana began a decentralisation policy framework that focused on grass-roots citizens' participation for effective and efficient services delivery. Since then, the number of local government (LG) authorities have more than doubled and the average number of residents in an LG jurisdiction has reduced substantially. As a result, the government is closer to the people, but services have not been delivered responsively, effectively and efficiently.

Short Courses and Scheme Based Programmes

27 March, 2020

The Local Government Service (LGS) was established in 2003 with the enactment of Act 656. This is in response to the constitutional provision in Article 240, 2(d) that as far as practicable, persons in the service of local government shall be subject to the effective control of local authorities. The same article mentions measures for (i) capacity-building (ii) a sound financial base and (iii) participation for effective job performance of local authorities in justifying the transfer of functions, powers, responsibilities and resources from the centre to local government units.

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