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Local Government Service rejects claim of staff replacement


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Local Government Service (LGS)

Accra, July 29, GNA – The Head of the Local
Government Service (LGS) has denied claims of replacing 108 Coordinating
Directors as purported by a section of the media.

A statement signed by Mr Joseph A. Ankamah,
the Head of Public Affairs at the Office of the Head of Local Government
Service (OHLGS), and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said both the caption and
the content of the widely circulat

Accra, July 29, GNA – The Head of the Local
Government Service (LGS) has denied claims of replacing 108 Coordinating
Directors as purported by a section of the media.

A statement signed by Mr Joseph A. Ankamah,
the Head of Public Affairs at the Office of the Head of Local Government
Service (OHLGS), and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said both the caption and
the content of the widely circulated story were false.

It described the story headlined, “108
Coordinating Director replaced” as totally misleading as it did not reflect the
true situation.

“The story claimed ‘Government has relieved
some 108 Municipal and District Coordinating Directors in the various Local
Assemblies of their post and have replaced them by the postings of some new
officers approved by the authorities under the service,” the statement said.

It said although an exercise was underway to
reshuffle Coordinating Directors across the 10 Regional Co-ordinating Councils
and 216 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, it did not mean they
have been replaced or relieved of their post.

It said any effort in that regard would be
discharged in accordance with the conditions of service for LGS.

“It must be noted that that the OHLGS is
responsible for the human resource management function of the LGS,” the
statement said.

The Local Government Service has the
responsibility for providing the strategic direction for local government
administration and management in Ghana.

The service collaborates with other national
institutions to facilitate ongoing local government reforms to ensure that
local government administration measures up to international best practices.

It is also responsible for training and career
development of the staff of local government institutions to ensure the
delivery of value for money services.   

GNA


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