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MMDCEs must sign performance contracts – ILGS Director

Dr Nicholas Awortwi, Director of Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), has proposed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to sign performance...
Politics Local Governance

MLGRD, ILGS launch nationwide orientation and training programme for assembly members

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) and the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), have launched an orientation and training programme...

‘Rotational celebration of Independence Day should be enshrined in law’-Dr Oduro-Osae

A Local Governance Expert, Dr Eric Oduro-Osae, has called for a legislative instrument to back the rotational celebration of the Independence Day national...
Voters' register

‘EC has discretionary powers to compile new voters register’

Dr Eric Oduro Osae, the Dean of Studies and Research, Institute of Local Government Studies, says the Electoral Commission has the discretionary powers and...

Abantu moves to increase women’s participation in local governance

In Ghana, women representation in local governance has continuously remained very low; as they failed to attain the 30% UN recommended minimum threshold in...
Ghana Election

Sensitization programme held for women on the District Level Elections

The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) in collaboration with the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has organized a sensitisation programme...
Women NGO

Participation of women in local governance is vital – Minister

Available statistics indicates since 1994, none of the District Assembly elections in the country has recorded the participation of more than 10 per cent...
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NPP Government Auctions 86 ‘Vehicles’ For GH₵500

-to foot-soldiers as reward for handwork Information reaching THE WITNESS indicates that the controversial Hyundai Gallopers vehicles parked at the Institute of Local...
Ghana's political parties

Gender Analysis Book on Political Appointments Unveiled

The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), on Thursday launched a book examining the gender dimensions of political...

Assembly Members urged to be promoters of development

Mr Frederick Agyarko Oduro, a Lecturer at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), has urged government appointees in the district assemblies to foster...

Resource development must be at the core of all assemblies

Dr. Eric Oduro Osae, Dean of Graduate Students of the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), has criticized the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies...

Stakeholders sensitized on Local Governance Act 936

A Local Governance Act, Act 936 of 2016 stakeholders sensitisation programme, has been held in Accra to help stakeholders gain an in-depth understanding of...
One District One Factory

The One District One Factory Concept: The Expert Perspective

Since the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party came out with the ‘One District, One Factory’ concept as a pledge he intends to...
Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi addressing the participants at the workshop

Make D/A elections successful – Media urged

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has organised a Sensitization Workshop on the District Level Elections (DLE) for media practitioners, in Accra,...

Stakeholders empowered to monitor MMDAs

The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has organised a two-day capacity workshop for civil society organisations (CSOs) and media practitioners working in governance...

MLGRD to ensure accelerated service delivery at the local level

Mr Julius Debrah, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, says the ministry?s vision is to achieve a sustainable and equitable economic growth through...

MMDAs urged to enhance youth development

The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to take deliberate steps to enhance youth...

Kwaso Rural Devt College Now Offers Degree Courses

Rural Development College at Kwaso in the Ashanti Region, which is under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, is to offer accredited...

Assembly member bags an award

Mr. Horatio Crossfield Bruce, Assembly member of Mpintsin Electoral Area, has been adjudged the best assembly member for the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly for 2014. Mr...

Ms Elizabeth Comfort Adomako Wins Award

Ms Elizabeth Comfort Adomako, Assembly Member for Kokomlemle West Electoral Area, was on Wednesday awarded the Best Assembly Member for 2014. Ms Adomako, the third...