Ministry of Local Government to organise 2018 conference for MMDCEs

Accra, Sept. 28, GNA –
A 5-day capacity building conference for Metropolitan, Municipal and District
Chief Executives (MMDCEs) is set to begin on October 1 to 6.

The conference
organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) is aimed
at providing knowledge and skills to enable the MMDCEs effectively discharge
their responsibilities.

It would be held under
the theme: “Re-energizing MMDCEs to deliver on Government’s Agenda”.

A statement signed by
Ebenenezer Owusu-Ansah, Head of Public Relations Department of the Ministry and
copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the conference is targeted at the 54
MMDCEs who were newly appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The statement said the
newly appointed 54 MMDCEs will report for a two-day orientation, whilst the
other 200 will join on the third day.

It said the conference
would be officially opened by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo at the
Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) and will be closed by the Vice
President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on the final day.

The statement said the
conference would focus primarily on, Effective Revenue Mobilization, Strategies
and Innovative Ways of improving Revenue Generation, Management of Public
Funds, Using the Public Financial Management Act 2016 (Act 921), Procurement
and Contract Management and will also be briefed by sector ministers on
government programmes and policies.

“Other areas would
include, Free SHS, Double Track System, One District One Factory and One
Village One Dam”.

The statement said the
topics will be handled by experienced resource persons drawn from the Office of
the President, Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Office of the Head
of the Local Government Service (OHLGS), District Assemblies Common Fund
(DACF), academia and the private sector.

It said the conference
is also to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of teamwork and
working relationships with other local stakeholders including Members of
Parliament (MPs), Traditional Authorities, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs).


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