The ceremony was witnessed by the Chief Director at the Office of the Head of LGS, Joseph. M. Dasanah and other governmental officials.
In a brief statement, Dr. Mahama said the state of the LGS prior to his tenure of office is not the same LGS as today.
He said it was as a result of sheer determination and dint of hard work that has brought the service this far.
Dr. Mahamma expressed optimism about the future of the service as the new Head of Service has both the academics and experience in local government administration.
He said he was available for consultation on matters regarding the service.
Dr. Arthur said Dr. Mahama has contributed immensely to the forward match of the service, adding, “I am of the opinion that my predecessors have contributed meaningfully to the progress of the LGS.”
He promised to follow through on the laudable initiatives of the out-going Head of Service and where necessary, review others.
Dr Arthur said he will consult the former Head of Service when the need arises.
The new Head of Service officially assumed office on Monday.
Pix – Dr. Mahama