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Local Government recruits refusing postings to Upper West Region

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Out of a total of 116 young people that have been recruited and posted to the Local Government Service sector in the Upper West Region, only 75 of them have so far reported to the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).

Mr J. B. Atogiba, Chief Director at the RCC made this known during a two-day orientation programme for newly recruited staff in Wa on Monday.

Among the 116 recruits are 27 Development Planning Officers, 15 Budget Officers, 24 Administrative Officers, 17 Internal Auditors, nine Human Resource Officers, eight Social Development Officers, two Executive Officers, nine Engineering Work Officers and five Procurement Officers.

Mr Atogiba said those that had reported were all posted to the 11 Municipal and District Assemblies in the Region to augment and address the staffing challenges that had been the bane of the Assemblies.

He told the recruits that Local Government Service is non-partisan and urged them to remain politically neutral in the discharge of their duties.

Dr Callistus Mahama, a Deputy Director at the Local Government Institute told the recruits that being young and energetic they are expected to be the engine of growth for the Local Government Service.

He asked them to exhibit high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

He said they are being sent to the districts to assist in taking vital decisions that would ensure the provision of basic social amenities.

Mr James Oppong Mensah, Director of Human Resource Development at the Local Government Service advised the recruits to take the training session seriously to build their capacities.

Source: GNA

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