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The Ministry of Local Government and the Local Government Service has collaborated with Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and the various Regional Ministers to sign a performance agreement contract.
The performance contract which serves as a contractual agreement between both parties is aimed at standardizing the activities of local Assemblies across the country.
At a signing ceremony, the sector Minister, Hajia Aliu Mahama, entreated all MMDAs to ensure effective implementation of the agreement and also play lead roles in revitalizing the local economy with special focus on revamping the agriculture and industry.
“It is also to provide social development as well as leveraging on science and technology and innovation for a meaningful economic and social transformation,” she stated.
The Minister said, the government appreciates the numerous initiatives the local government service is undertaking to drive administrative decentralization to ensure effective delivery of quality service.
She the parties to collectively work together to ensure effective implementation of the agreement for a successful outcome.
The head of Local Government Service, Dr Nana Ato Arthur, said the contractual agreement is based on three key areas including local economic development, sanitation, workplace environment and Internally Generated Funds (IGF).
“This contract would improve the IGF, sanitation problems, government’s social intervention programmes as well as the workplace in all the assemblies,” he said.
According to Dr. Arthur “through this contract, there would be key performance indicators to measure the performances of all areas developed”.
He stressed that all areas within the MMDAs has been sensitized to improve upon their working skills to enable the authorities access them within the mid-year review.
“All well performing district assemblies would be rewarded adequately and non-performing assemblies sanctioned and reprimanded as indicated,” he added.
Source: Nii Aflah Sackey