The Head of the Local Government Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato
Arthur paid working visits to six (6) Assemblies in the Western Region, of
which Nzema East Municipal Assembly was included. The visit which was scheduled on the 1st of September, 2022 was to provide the
Head of Service with first-hand information on the performance of work by staff
in these Assemblies.
The mode of
engagement of staff of Nzema East Municipal Assembly combined an address by the
Head of Service followed by an open forum during which interesting questions of
staff were addressed. Among the issues raised by the HoS include the need for
staff to eschew active participation in partisan politics in accordance with
the ruling on political neutrality of staff of the Local Government Service
(LGS) as staff who overtly participate in partisan politics risk being
sanctioned. The Head of Service applauded the Nzema East Municipal Assembly for
their performance in the 2021 Performance Contract Assessment and urged them to
improve upon their standings for the current cycle. He advised them to ensure
professionalism in the conduct of work.
He cautioned against the
creeping culture of indiscipline among staff and directed for the
reintroduction of the biometric clocking system to curb some of these
challenges and noted that Coordinating Directors must be gatekeepers.
In attendance were the Chief Director of the OHLGS,
Mr. James Oppong Mensah, the Regional Coordinating Director of the Western
Region, Mr. Frederick Agyemang, some Senior Staff of the OHLGS, as well as the Hon.
Municipal Chief Executive of Nzema East Municipality, Municipal Coordinating
Director – NEMA, and the Presiding Member of Nzema East Municipal Assembly.