Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) and their Coordinating Directors in all Assemblies in the Oti Region have pledge to enhance the growth and development of their communities.
They noted that they were determined, dedicated and committed to mobilise resources at their disposal to improve livelihoods through the creation of jobs and wealth which would also encourage them to improve performance.
“We assure our communities to initiate processes for improving performance by developing assessment to enhance productivity, competencies and increase job satisfaction, as an integral component of service delivery standards and performance management.
“We also promise to discharge our duties effectively and efficiently on key performance areas to promote departments, agencies and units towards career path, define objectives clearly and work assiduously to improve living standards,” they stressed.
The MDCEs appealed to Members of Parliament, traditional authorities, religious and opinion leaders and the rest of the constituents for maximum support and assistance to accelerate the growth and development of their areas.
They made the pledge when they signed performance contracts, the first, since the creation of the region which is an integral component of service delivery standards, performance management system, systematic processes for improving performance by developing individual assessment of staff to enhance productivity, competencies and increased job satisfaction.
The signing of the contract is in line with the Local Government Act 2016 (ACT 936), which provides for establishment and administration of District Assemblies and operationalisation of their activities.
Addressing them after signing the contracts, Nana Owusu-Yeboa, the Oti Regional Minister, said the management contract was to help District Assemblies in the region to improve their performances.
He observed that the contract was to let staff of the Ministries Departments and Agencies to know and understand what was expected of them to discharge their duty effectively and efficiently on key performance areas to promote and also determine their career path.
“I urge you to adopt strategic planning to allow all the agencies in Local Government to clearly define your objectives and work assiduously to improve quality of life of our people,” Nana Owusu-Yeboa noted.
On behalf of the MDCEs and Coordinating Directors, Chartey Jilima, Municipal Chief Executive for Krachi East, stressed on the need to mobilise resources to enhance the growth and development of the region. -GNA