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Volta Region local govt staff receive orientation

BY: Alberto Mario Noretti
 Afenyo (3rd from left) with officials of the VRCC and the participants
Afenyo (3rd from left) with officials of the VRCC and the participants

The Chief Director of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC), Prosper Afenyo, has urged Local Government Service (LGS) workers to read constantly and broaden their scope with protocols of the services.

He said LGS procedures and protocols were changing with time, hence it was crucial for the staff of the service to relentlessly update their skills and knowledge on the job.

Mr Afenyo was opening a week’s orientation in ‘Local Government Service Protocols and Working Procedures’ for 159 newly-recruited staff of the service in the Volta Region, in Ho.

He told the participants that their duties required constant learning without compromise, to enhance their competencies in various aspects of the changing procedures in the service.

“And this must always come with humility, dedication to work, punctuality and creativity,” the Chief Director added.

The Regional Economic Planning Officer, Rev. Isaac Adza Tettey, reminded the participants to carry out research into the procedures of the service regularly, and let their research findings be readily seen in the execution of their assigned duties.

The LGS, he said, required innovations from the staff to make positive impact and also to advance the national development agenda.

Outside the box

“That means you must think outside the box as often as possible and bring out new ideas for the progress of the service,” Rev. Tettey said.

The VRCC Head of Human Resources, Cyril Dzinyanu Xatse, commended the Office of the Head of the LGS for augmenting the staff strength of the VRCC with the new recruitments.

He entreated the new officers to hold in high esteem their service delivery standards and protocols of the LGS.

The orientation topics included ‘Introduction of the Operations of the VRCC’, ‘Managing Conflicts at the Workplace’, and ‘sub-structures at the metropolitan municipal and district assemblies.’