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Chief executives of newly created regions admonished to develop assemblies

Dr Ato Arthur, Head of Local Government Service, has charged chief executives of the Assemblies to help develop the newly created regions since they are new places by showing commitment, dedication and determination.

“They are new regions, new places and we have to be committed, determined and dedicated in our work so we can win the race of accelerated development of the regions,” he noted and asked the people of the newly created regions to actively support efforts at development.

Dr Arthur made the call when he met with heads of the assemblies, and chiefs of the Oti Region at Dambai, as part of the final leg of a tour of new regions during, which structures were identified to house the new regional administrations.

 He assured the “highest calibre of staff” would be posted to the newly created regions to enable them develop at the desired pace and disclosed that “the government has given financial clearance for the recruitment of 2200 new staff to fill vacancies, which will include those created and the recently inaugurated 44 new assemblies.

“The staff of the various regional coordinating councils will be posted before the end of March, the service will offer a unique blend of both experienced, newly recruited staff with regular training to build their capacities to deliver the ultimate, all initial challenges will be dealt with,” Dr Arthur avowed and cautioned the staff against lateness and leaking of official documents.

Dan Botwe, Minister for Regional Reorganisation and Development said the establishment was taking off and expected the same cooperation from them, noting it’s very important that the people own the projects, and appealed to traditional authorities to help provide the needed support. –GNA

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