Be committed to change negative perceptions- Newly recruited Local Gov’t Service Staff told

Be committed to change negative perceptions- Newly recruited Local Gov’t Service Staff told

The newly recruited Local Government Service Staff in group picture with management of the service

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong has urged newly recruited local government service staff to work in the spirit of commitment to change the negative perceptions of society about the roles of assemblies in the country.

He said society has had such negative perceptions about the assembly mainly due to how some service staff performed their roles in the delivery of services to clients’ dissatisfaction.

“We are faced with the challenges of changing the negative perceptions of society about the roles of assemblies since we believe that most of us gathered here entered the public service out of a genuine desire to help make a difference,” he said.

Mr Acheampong whose speech was read on his behalf by the Eastern Regional Chief Director of the Local Government Service, Mr John Donkor, at an orientation programme held in Koforidua for recently recruited Local Government Service Staff, urged them to be committed to the job and work as a team to attain the goals and objectives of the service to change the face of the service and better serve their clients.

394 personnel were taken through the orientation to enable them adjust to their new work environment and better understand and appreciate the Local Government Service and working procedures.

The Minister stated that in contemporary times, Local authorities face pressure from clients to improve upon service delivery “by being focused, transparent, accountable, effective, efficient, professional and responsive to the needs of society,”

For that reason, he stated the need for the local government staff to live up to the expectations of key stakeholders and called on the new ones to contribute to maintaining a good reputation for the service as they represented the new face of the public service.

The Regional Minister also called on the staff of the Local Government Service to consider the service in its national essence, commit fully and remain abreast with the mechanisms associated with their work to affect the realization of the vision and mandate of the service.

“I will urge all new recruits to imbibe technical knowledge to take on their roles effectively as technocrats’ bureaucrats in the various Municipal and District Assemblies in the region,” he said.

The Regional Head of the Department of Human Resource of the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council, Mr Cyril Dzinyanu Xatse commended the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service for augmenting the staff strength of the region and also thanked the 33 Municipal Assemblies in the region for their continuous support.

He urged the new officers to be diligent in the discharge of their duties while they take into consideration the tenets of the Public Service professionalism.

From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu Agyeman, Koforidua

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