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Assist Local Government Service to  Up their Game – Vice President Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has charged the newly  inaugurated 15  member Local Government Governing Council to assist  the Service to up their game in the execution of their legal mandate of ensuring the effective management  of the decentralised local government governing system.
Addressing the Council members  after administering  the oath of office  and the oath of secrecy to them, Vice President Dr.  Mahamudu Bawumia said local governance is at the heart  of the several programmes and plans of the Akufo Addo administration. To that end,  the Council  ought  to ensure that the Local Government  Service is carrying  out its mandate in order for governments plans through out the country to succeed.
*The Chairman  for the Council*
The Chairman  for the Council, Rex Owusu Ansah, in his response to the charge  of the Vice President pledged  that he and his colleagues  will leave up to the expectations  and goals set out for them by the law that instituted the Council.
*Membership of the Council*
The Council  has as its Chairman, Mr.  Rex Owusu Ansah. The members are Head of Local Government Service,  Dr.  Stephen  Arthur,  President’s Nominees Dr.  Esther Ofei-Aboagye and Review.  Mrs.  Sanatu Nantogma,  Civil Service Organization Nominee,  Saaka Sayuti,  Ministry of Local Government Reply,  Dorothy  Akosua Onny.
The rest  are the  Director General NDPC Isaac Asiamah, Ministry  of Education  Rep.  Isaac Nyarko Biney,  Ministry of Health  Rep. John K. Awoonor -Williams,  Irene  Naa Ritchie Addo,  Administrator  of the District  Assembly  Common Fund.  The National Association of Local Government Authorities  of Ghana is about represented  by Felix M.  Nii Anang-La.
The others  are the representative of the Local Government Workers,  Abdul Haleem Ampadu,  Dr.  Season Awunyo-Vitor, Director of the Institute  of Local Government Studies and Replaced of the National House of Chiefs, Nana Soglo Allah IV.
*The Local Government Service*
The Local Government Service is a public Service institution established by the Local Government Service Act, 2003 (Act 656) which has been repealed and replaced with the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936). The Service exists ‘’to secure effective administration and management of the decentralised local government system in the country’’.
The vision  of the Service  is to be a World Class Decentralised and Client Oriented Service’. Their mission is to Support Local Government to deliver value for money services through  the mobilization, harmonization and utilization of quality human capacity and material resources to promote local and national development’.

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