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.