The Ag. UW Regional Minister, Amidu Chinnia Issahaku has directed Municipal and District Chief Executives and Coordinating Directors in the Upper West Region to play active roles in the development of the Region and the country as a whole.
He made this known at the signing of the performance contracts between MDCEs and MDCDs on Monday 26th March, 2018 at the Regional Coordinating Council. He emphasized that the activities of the District Assemblies must improve upon the lives of the people.
Hon. Chinnia noted that citizens want their conditions improved and therefore urged the District Assemblies to be innovative and creative to trigger the needed development in their respective areas.
He further urged all MDCEs and MDCDs to practice open door administration through team work, dedication, hard work, commitment and innovation.
According to him, the Local Government Service was established by the local Governance Act 936 of 2016 to secure effective administration and management of Local Government in the country. The signing of performance contract is to improve service delivery in the District Assemblies.
He therefore called on the MDCEs to release funds for the execution of the planned activities in the contract. He stressed that, they may be punitive measures for District Assemblies that fail to achieve the targets of the contract.
The Minister added that the contract has key performance areas that must be achieved and that there would be a mid – year evaluation of the contracts followed by an end of year assessment. He further added that the key performance areas are part of the mandates of the District Assemblies as contained in the Local Governance Act 936, (2016) and therefore delivery on the contract was a direct means of checking the performance of Districts. He noted that the performance contract will ensure efficient and effective service delivery at the grassroots level.