The Head of Local Government Service, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has emerged the Public Sector Global ‘CEO of the week’. He is our CEO for the week from the month of July 9th to July 15th , 2023.
Appointed in 2017, Dr. Arthur has diligently continued the splendid job done by his predecessors.
He has evidently been holding the name of the service in high esteem as his administration is very keen in enforcing and assisting the MMDAs and RCCs in performing their functions.
In his quest for strengthening the capacity of the Regional Co-ordinating Councils (RCCs) in 2018 presented ten Toyota Hilux Pickup vehicles to the Budget Offices of RCCs.
Procuring the vehicles from the Service’s capital expenditure for 2017 he explained is to resource the Council to enable them effectively conduct their work to ensure improved service delivery.
To further strengthen the capacity of its underlining entities, Dr. Arthur has performed numerous initiatives including the 2022 research in finding plausible ways to support the MMDAs to enforce their bye-laws.
The team with regards to solution mentioned that the supervisory role of the RCCs be strengthened to enable them effectively monitor the MMDAs on all aspects of their operations.
Another recommendation the team outlined was to build an online search engine for the upload of the bye-laws to ease accessibility to address the high cost of production. MMDAs without bye-laws will therefore be given timelines within which they would have to meet these requirements.
In 2022 he was honored the 2022 Excellence in Local Government Service Delivery and the Africa Top 50 Public Sector Leader Awards at the 3rd Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA).
The Awards also honored eminent personalities including the Vice President of Ghana, DR. Mahamudu Bawumia and the then President of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta and a host of other public sector players.
The highly rated CEO of the week is a weekly accreditation of top performing C-level Executives at the helm of affairs for state owned organizations whose leadership have brought about transformation in societies.