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Local Government Service increases employee capacity

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90 employees from chosen Regional Coordinating Councils and Municipal Assemblies have received training from the Office of the Head of Local Government Service as part of the Local Economic Development initiative.

For about 35 selected Municipal Assemblies and RCCs across the nation, the plan intends to provide financial and technical support to facilitate economic development and provide job opportunities.

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The goal of the workshop was to increase the ability of Municipal Assemblies and Regional Coordinating Councils to carry out the second phase of the Ghana Secondary Cities Support Programme (GSCSP).

The regions of Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo contributed participants.

In a message read on his behalf, the Head of Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur, urged the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) and the Municipal Assemblies to take advantage of the chances presented by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and the Ghana Enterprise Agency to actualize the business and investment potential in their respective regions.

He explained that the program’s mandate called for the Office of the Head of Local Government Service to develop the skills of the chosen RCCs and MAs.

As a result, the training was a continuation of the first one performed at Elmina, with more sessions planned for police in Tamale and Ho.

The platform was used by the Regional Coordinating Councils and Municipal Assemblies to promote potential business and investment opportunities in their respective regions.

Participants were made aware of the rules governing investments and the investment opportunities offered by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) by Dr. George Asafo Agyei, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation.

He cited a few prerequisites for encouraging investment, including the availability of resources, labour availability, and stable administration.

Dr. Asafo Agyei pleaded on both domestic and foreign companies to invest in the many opportunities offered by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre for the growth of the economy and the creation of jobs.

Participants went on a tour of the Kumasi Asokwo Municipal Assemblies to look for potential for the establishment of new jobs in organic farming and leather manufacturing.

The Ghana Secondary Cities Support Programme (GSCSP 2019–2024) is being implemented with funding from the World Bank thanks to the Government of Ghana’s Local Economic Development (LED) programme, which is run by the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development.

Dr. Ato Arthur had the speech read for him by Mr. Benjamin Nartey, the OHLGS director of budget.

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