ILGS Council

ILGS Council

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Section 5 of Act 647 provides for the governing Council of the Institute, whose membership are appointed by the President in consultation with the Council of State and composed of the following:

(a) a chairperson;

(b) the Director of the Institute;

(c) one representative of the Ministry of Local Government, not below the rank of Director; and

(d) one person not below the rank of a Director in the Public Services representing each of the following:

(i) the National Development Planning Commission;

(ii) the National Association of Local Government Authorities of Ghana;

(iii) the Public Services Commission;

(iv) the Local Government Service;

(v) the National Council for Tertiary Education; and

(vi) three other persons at least one of whom shall be a woman.

Section 6 of Ac 647 spells out the functions of the Council which shall:

(a) ensure the implementation and achievement of the objectives of the Institute;

(b) formulate policies within the framework of the national policy on decentralization and local government for the proper management of the Institute;

(c) approve annual estimates of income and expenditure of the Institute;

(d) manage the properties, business and funds of the Institute; and

(e) perform any other functions which are incidental to the achievement of the objectives of the Institute.

The Board shall in the performance of its functions consult the Minister in matters of policy.






1.       Naba Moses Abaare Appiah IV

Government Appointee


2.       Hon. Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi

Government Appointee


3.       Mad. Agnes Talata Chiravira

Government Appointee


4.       Rev. Mrs. Eva Asare Bediako

Government Appointee


5.       Dr. Nicholas Awortwi

Director, Institute of Local Government Studies


6.       Mr. Jonathan Azasoo

Representing National Development Planning Commission


7.       Mr. Kokro Amankwah

Representing National Association of Local Authorities in Ghana


8.       Dr. Lawrence A. Kannae

Representing Public Service Commission


9.       Hon, Dr. Stephen Nana Ato Arthur

Representing Local Government Service


10.   Alhaji Yar Ishaq Alhassan

Representing Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development


11.   Prof. Imoro Braimah

Representing National Council for Tertiary Education


Registrar/ Secretary to Council: David Osei-Wusu (C/o ILGS, Accra. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Tel.: +233 (0) 302 508817

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The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) is a public management institute, established under Act 647 of 2003. It is mandated to organize the training of: both staff and members of the regional coordinating councils, district assemblies and other lower local government units to enhance the managerial, administrative, financial and operational efficiency of organs and units of local government. The ILGS also runs four Masters level programmes in local government administration, local economic development, financial management and environmental science, policy and management as well as other short-term certificate and post graduate certificate courses.

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