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RCC Chief Director Visits ONMA, Vows to Tackle Staff Lateness

The newly appointed Chief Director of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has indicated her resolve to tackle lateness to work in the Local Government sector.
According to Mrs. Lillian Baeka Esq., staff report to work late and yet close before time stressing that the practice has been the bane of the sector.
She stated that she would begin unannounced visits to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies as a major step to reversing the practice.
Addressing Management and Staff of Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly during a familiarization visit in Accra on Tuesday, the RCC Chief Director warned that culprits will not be spared.
She stated “in fact lateness to work is a canker nationwide, and it’s a big issue for the Minister of Local Government, the Head of Service, the Regional Minister and therefore I was supposed to start unannounced visits to the various MMDA’s to check lateness, but when I met the Coordinating Directors, they pleaded with me to come and inform you first”.
She disclosed that the Regional Minister has instructed all MMDA’s to install their clog in machines as a means to monitoring the attendance of staff.
Touching on submission of reports, the Ghana Bar Association Member emphasized that staff fail to submit their reports to the RCC for onward submission to the Head office.
Mrs. Baeka Esq tasked staff to desist from what she described as “cooking of reports” during the District Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT) adding that staff must not engage in active partisan politics while in the service.
With reference to a court ruling, Mrs. Baeka Esq. explained the staff of Local Government and Civil Servants are enjoined to stay away from politics.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Honourable Boye Laryea outlining the progress and challenges of the Assembly since its inception indicated that ONMA is renting to accommodate its staff at a huge cost.
He said Head of Departments and staff are squeezed into office spaces which is not conducive for good working environment which is affecting productivity.
Honourable Laryea however, noted that there is an ongoing administration office at Achimota funded by Common Fund which stalled due to lack of funds.
The Okaikwei North MCE explained that the challenges facing the Assembly would be mitigated if the Assembly’s revenue collection was good.
He noted that the property rate supposed to be collected by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is not being collected.
Mr. Francis Mensah, the Municipal Coordinating Director tasked the staff to change from their lateness and be punctual work.
He said the staff must be punctual to work and urged the RCC Chief Director to augment the staff numbers for the Assembly’s drivers And Physical Planning Units.
Among the RCC Chief Director’s encourage was Mr. Samuel Antwi Boasiako, Deputy Director; Yaa Boahemaa, Public Relations Officer, (PRO) and Bernice Chaahaah, an Assist Director.
Also at the ceremony were the various Heads of Departments and staff of the Assembly.


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