Resign or be sanctioned – Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur

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Stephen Nani

The Head of Service of the Local Government Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur has cautioned the staff of the service to be professionals, neutral and desist partisan politics as stipulated by the Local Government Act, Act 936.

According to him, Public and Civil Servants are expected to remain neutral and professional, as Service sets out to serve only the government of the day.   

Speaking at the Commissioning ceremony of the Newly Constructed Office Complex of the Ga South Municipal Assembly, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur urged local government staff who wants to engage in political or contest for political position to resign before doing so or be sanctioned. 

“We with the Local government and Civil Service work to the Government of the day. By this I want to remind you, we are in the season where primaries towards next year’s election are ongoing, but at the same time, I want to remind you of our political neutrality. If you are a staff and want to contest an election, resign first before you contest,” he stated.

He further revealed that the Service has received reports of some staff contesting for political primaries while they are still at post. This, according to him will not be countenanced by the service as such staff has been given this week to resign or be fired.

“We have asked those staff to resign and if they don’t do that, we will fire them next week. Most of you know me, I’m no contesting, if I do, I have to resign to contest in KEEA. And I’m not going, so you can’t also go”, he added.

He also commended the staff of the Ga South Assembly for exhibiting high standards of professionalism stating that the Assembly was becoming one of the Model Assemblies in the country.

“If we are talking about value for money, we sight Ga South Municipal Assembly, if we need Assemblies to learn about local economic development, we sight Ga South Municipal Assembly”, he praised.

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