Kamil Sanah, GNA
Accra, Sept. 18, GNA – The Local Government
Service (LGS) has set September 24 to 27 for the fourth bi-annual professional
conference at Ho, in the Volta Region.
The three-day conference is expected to bring
together over 400 professional staff of the LGS from Metropolitan, Municipal
and District Assemblies (MMDAs) across the country.
The professionals include Engineers, Budget
Officers, Surveyors, Development and Planning Officers, Finance Officers and
Coordinating Directors among others.
It would be on the theme: “Transforming Local
Government Service through Effective Leadership”.
Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Head of the Office of the
Local Government Service told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra
that, the conference aims at improving four thematic areas namely; innovation
and revenue mobilisation, sanitation, local economic development and workplace
Dr Ato Arthur said the four areas set out are
to encourage and take professional staff of the Service through the sharing of
best practices and experiences, the role of transformational leadership towards
local and national development and the sharing of innovations and challenges.
He said there will be a presentation on the
role of the Public Financial Management in fighting corruption by Mr Daniel Yao
Domelevo, the Auditor-General.
“There will also be presentations on the
public sector reform strategy and localization of the Sustainable Development
Mr Yaw Osafo Marfo, the Senior Minister, Hajia
Alima Mahama, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and Professor
Stephen Adae, former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public
Administration are the Guest of Honour, Special Guest and Guest Speaker
Professor John Owusu Gyapong, Vice Chancellor
of the University of Health and Allied Sciences is expected to chair the
conference, which will be hosted by Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional