January 22, 2018 2:22 pm

The Ledzokuku – Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) on Friday 12th January, 2018 held a staff durbar at the Car Park of the Assembly to interact with the staff.

In his welcoming address, the Municipal Coordinating Director- Mr. Maxwell Kwabena Gyimah thanked God for a new year and wished everyone a happy and successful year. He mentioned that 2017 was a good year but 2018 will be a better year for the Assembly.

Mr. Gyimah asked that every staff helps in the collection of revenue as that is what is used to develop the municipality. He urged all to be committed to their jobs and help in making the Assembly a better place. He encouraged the staff to come to work early and thanked all for the commitment to work in the previous year.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) – Mrs. Evelyn Naa Adjeley Twum-Gyamrah in her speech thanked God for bringing the Assembly this far to gather and have such a durbar as one family with a common purpose of working to improve the lives of the people in the municipality. She said ayekoo to all for a good work done in 2017 and mentioned that, as management, they know that most of the staff make so many sacrifices for the Assembly to keep running since resources are most often not readily available but yet they managed to execute the tasks assigned them.

Hon. Twum-Gyamrah noted that staff punctuality is one of the major challenges of the Assembly. She said staff report to work and close from work anytime they wish, knowing that the reporting time for work is 8:00am and the closing time is 5:00pm. Hon. Twum-Gyamrah said management will not tolerate this attitude this year because it reduces productivity and sends a very bad signal to the public about the Assembly.

The MCE also talked about confidentiality and said it baffles her a lot that staff who are supposed to be professionals and work with confidentiality as enshrined in their code of conduct, are not doing so. She added that it surprises her to hear that information and details of very confidential documents not meant for public consumption leak to the public. She urged all to put up good working ethics so that together they could all achieve the targets set for the year 2018.

Hon. Twum-Gyamrah also spoke about respect for authority, establishment of Assembly’s welfare, staff award scheme and revenue mobilisation where she asked all to join hands with the Revenue Unit to help generate enough revenue for the Assembly.

After the MCE’s speech, there was an open forum session for questions and answers. Staff of the Waste Management Department asked that their salary be increased a little. There were questions about staff promotion, uniform, office space and vehicles for City Guard Unit of the Assembly and the need for ID cards to be issued to all staff to make their work easier.