The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has held its 6th congregation ceremony in Accra for about 111 graduates from its Accra and Tamale Campuses on the theme, "Building Back Better through Capacity Development for Effective Decentralisation, Local Governance, Digitalisation and Economic Transformation."
Daniel Botwe, Honourable Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, read a speech on behalf of the Vice President, H. E. Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia
, the guest speaker.
In his address, Dr. Bawumia outlined that the emphasis on decentralisation has triggered the creation of the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee on Decentralisation (IMCCoD), with powers from the office of the President to coordinate sectoral Ministries working with Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
He also noted that the Local Government Service (LGS) was also established to oversee the effective management of staff of local governments.
According to him, the ILGS has been established to provide structured training to local government staff and functionaries.
Addressing the graduands, Vice President Bawumia said the world is knowledge-based, and therefore, the graduands have been trained on critical and innovative skills required for the needed interventions for Ghana's development.
He urged them to provide the needed solutions to the problems confronting economic transformation and local development.
The Vice President urged the management and staff of ILGS to continue to work hard to create a congenial environment for academic work and introduce more creative and innovative programmes.
Source: Public Relations Unit (MLGDRD)