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MLGDRD Directors sign 2024 Performance Agreement

The Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development held a management meeting to sign an agreement based on the Performance of Directors, Heads of Departments and Analogous Grades, on the 8th of April 2024 at the Ministry.

The purpose of the meeting was to ascertain the 2024 performance assessment agreement was signed and the occasion was also used to introduce two new Directors.

In his opening remarks, the Chief Director Amin Abdul-Rahaman stated that, as part of plans to achieve targets set up by the Ministry, it is prudent to sign a performance agreement with various Directorates.  This will help ensure that the organisational objectives and goals of the Ministry feeds into the National Policy and attain the mandate of the Ministry.

He besought the Directors to ensure that their targets set for the year were in sync with the goals and achievements of the Ministry and he encouraged and advised them to also set smart targets that can be actualised and achieved.

For his part, the Director for Human Resource, Kwabena Denkyira stated that, the Performance Assessment also forms part of the Chief Director’s Performance Assessment with the Head of Civil Service which was very crucial for the Ministry’s Performance.

He also advised his colleagues to adhere to the requirements in the Chief Director’s schedule and called for the need to sign the Performance Agreement to help appraise them fairly.

On the assessment of performance of Deputy Directors and its equivalent grades to the last grade, Mr. Denkyira said the Civil Service used the E-spar to ascertain their achievements.

The Director for General Administration, Dela Kemevor also gave his input and said the importance of this exercise, was to help assess the performance of Directors within the civil service.

He mentioned that ‘the target is what drives us and guides us’. Saying “When targets are set, it helps to complete the guideline for the Ministry”.


Source:             Humble Owusu Yeboah & Rhodaline Abba
                              (Public Relations Unit, MLGDRD)

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MLGDRD Women's Team Advances in Civil Service Week Football Competition

The second day of the highly anticipated Civil Service Week Match Competition saw the Women's Football Team of the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD) geared up for a showdown against the Women's Football Team from the Ministry of Information (MoI). However, the anticipated clash took an unexpected turn as the MoI team failed to appear for the scheduled match.

The MLGDRD Women's Team, who had meticulously prepared both mentally and physically for the encounter, arrived at the stadium with unwavering determination and strong support from the entire MLGDRD community. Despite the absence of their opponents, the MLGDRD team displayed professionalism and readiness to compete.

The no-show from the MoI team resulted in an automatic qualification for the MLGDRD Women's Team, who were declared winners of the match and subsequently advanced to the next stage of the competition.

The Civil Service Week Match Competition, organized as part of the annual Civil Service Week Celebration by the Office of the Head of Civil Service (OHCS), aims to foster camaraderie, teamwork, and healthy competition among civil servants, ministries, departments, and agencies across Ghana.

While the unexpected turn of events led to a walkover victory for the MLGDRD Women's Team, it underscores the importance of preparedness and sportsmanship in such competitions. The MLGDRD community, proud of their team's dedication and commitment, looks forward to continued success as the competition progresses.

As the Civil Service Week Celebration unfolds, participants and spectators anticipate more exciting matches and activities that celebrate the spirit of unity and collaboration within Ghana's civil service sector.



SOURCE: Darling Maame Efua Cann


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MLGDRD Men’s Football Team Triumphs in Civil Service Week Football Opener

In a thrilling football encounter marking the commencement of the highly anticipated 2024 Civil Service Week Celebration, the Men's Football Team of the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD) clashed with their counterparts from the Ministry of National Security in a fiercely contested match.

The game, held at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday, 3rd April, 2024 witnessed an intense battle on the field resulting in an impressive 2:2 draw at the end of regulation time. With both teams showcasing exceptional skill and determination, the match proceeded to a gripping penalty shootout to determine the victor.

In a display of nerves and precision, the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development's football team emerged triumphant in the penalty shootout, securing a well-deserved victory and booking their spot in the next stage of the competition.

The Civil Service Week Celebration, organized annually by the Office of the Head of Civil Service (OHCS), serves as a platform to foster unity, camaraderie, and the exchange of services among civil servants, Ministries, Departments, and Agencies in Ghana. It is a testament to the dedication and commitment of these institutions in delivering essential services to the citizens of Ghana.

The opening match not only showcased the sporting prowess of the participating ministries but also exemplified the spirit of collaboration and friendly competition that embodies the Civil Service Week Celebration.

As the festivities continue throughout the week, participants and spectators alike eagerly anticipate more engaging activities and opportunities for mutual engagement and celebration within Ghana's civil service community.

Source: (Darling Maame Efua Cann)


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