Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, has commended the staff of the North Dayi District Assembly for a positive attitude to duty.
He said the Regional Coordinating Council had not received any letter from the Assembly about any staff bad attitudes towards work such as lateness and absenteeism.
“We haven’t received any letter saying that anybody has vacated the post because everybody here is very serious.”
Dr Letsa, addressing staff of the Assembly at Anfoega during a six-day tour to the 18 Assemblies, challenged the staff to institute measures to improve on the Internally Generated Fund (IGF).
He asked them to obey lawful instructions from the DCE, Coordinating Directors, Heads of Departments and others in leadership positions for effective management and running of the Assembly.
He encouraged staff to learn to be fair, favourable and treat others equally to enhance maximum output by staff and added that staff must be queried when they went wrong.
Dr Letsa said there must be the need to address the problem of low-level citizens’ participation in local governance by urging the traditional authorities to move along with the Assembly in achieving the feat.
He said contract management must be tackled well by the Assembly to ensure the value for money and contracts awarded must be devoid of conflict of interest.
Dr Letsa cautioned staff to desist from criminal activities such as producing personal receipt books to transact government business.
He urged Management and staff to always meet deadlines, adding that he was impressed with the timeliness of reports from the North Dayi Assembly.
Dr Letsa pledged the Coordinating Council’s support for the proper functioning of the Assembly.
Mr Edmund Kudjoh Atta, North Dayi District Chief Executive (DCE), said the District was prepared ahead of hosting the Regional Minister and was hopeful of fruitful deliberations.
He pledged the commitment of Management and staff to work around the monitoring reports of the District to improve upon it.
Reverend Isaac Adza Tettey, Volta Regional Economic Planning Officer, said the Assembly was faring well and there was room for more improvement.
He said the more the Assembly performed, the chances they had to access funds.
The Minister was accompanied by Heads of Decentralised Institutions in the Region.