The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. Abdul-Mumin Issah has pointed out that management
would put in place measures to improve the working environment and situations in order to ensure that staff give their uttermost best
in the discharge of their duties. He made this known in his welcome address upon the visit of the Regional Chief Director of the
Western Regional Co-ordinating Council, Mr. Frederick Agyeman to the Assembly
He mentioned that the Assembly has a staff strength of Six Hundred and Ten (610), spread across the 18 departments and 3 sub-metropolitan
district councils, adding that out of the total number of staff, 209 are on the Assembly’s IGF which comprise of casual and temporal staff.
He indicated that the Assembly is currently constrained financially but gave the assurance that management would ensure that measures are put
in place to improve the working conditions.
Hon. Issah admitted the responsibility of MMDAs to deliver good governance to the doorstep of its citizenry, and affirmed the Assembly’s
commitment in ensuring that such is achieved. He expressed worry over inadequate revenue which according to him, makes the work of the Assembly
overwhelming to cover critical developmental needs of both staff and citizens.
For his part, the visiting Chief Director at the WRCC indicated that punctuality to work at all times is crucial adding that the Office of the Head
of Local Government Service (OHLGS) would undertake periodic unannounced visit to the MMDAs as a check and monitor work delivery by staff. He revealed
that the OHLGS was passionately considering the re-introduction of the clocking system and urged staff to keep to time to be on the safe side when it is
introduced. He urged staff to enroll onto the Nationwide Medical Health Insurance Scheme introduced by the OHLGS to cater for their health needs of staff.
He again implored on staff to support and ensure that the E-Tankas Project introduced by the Hon. Regional Minister becomes successful in order to curb
indiscriminate refuse and faecal substances that engulf the Metropolis.