Staff of the local government service have been advised to be conversant with its mission and vision.
That, would enable them to know what is entailed in the service towards rendering effective service to their communities.
The Director of Human Resource at the Local Government Secretariat, Ms. Patrina Etu Matey Perkins made the call at a durbar of staff of the La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Assembly in Accra.
The programme sought to take stock of the year’s activities towards charting the way forward.
According to the Director, the mandate of local government staff was to mobilise, harmonise and utilise qualified human capital to promote national and local development, all aimed at making the service a world-class decentralised client-oriented service with core values as professionalism, accountability, effective participatory and transparency.
Ms. Perkins entreated the staff to be conversant with welfare issues, including postings and transfers, promotions, leave, resignation and retirement, and urged them to endeavour to submit the necessary documents to the secretariat whenever due for promotions.
“You need to submit your two-year appraisal report, last promotion letter, first appointment letter and latest pay slip as some vital documents needed for your upgrading or promotions”, she added.
She explained that any worker wishing to pursue further education should first inform the Office of the Head of Civil Service before embarking on such endeavours, warning that any course undertaken without prior approval would not be recognised.
Ms. Perkins indicated that the same applies to resignations where a worker must give between three to six months notice and also get an approval before leaving the service.
The Assistant Director, Human Resource of the service, Ms. Eunice Sena Sedro, cautioned staff with different date of birth on their documents to correct them now else would face problems when going on retirement.
The Municipal Coordinating Director, Alhaji Saaka Dramani, urged the staff to be abreast with the working conditions of the service and charged them to devote their time and energy to improve the relationship between the service and their numerous clients.
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