LGS Professional Development Programmes

ILGS Launches Enhanced Scheme of Service Training Programmes (SoST)

02 February, 2022
The Institute of Local Government Studies in collaboration with the Local Government Service (LGS) and under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development has launched its flagship and enhanced Scheme of Service Training Programme. In attendance was the Chair Person of the Local Government Service Dr. David Wellington Essam, the Chair of the Institute of Local Government Studies, Prof. Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa. The head of the Local Government Service Dr. Ing. Nana Ato Arthur was also present to launch the programme including Chief Executives of the MMDAs and development partners.

Short Courses and Scheme Based Programmes

27 March, 2020
The Local Government Service (LGS) was established in 2003 with the enactment of Act 656. This is in response to the constitutional provision in Article 240, 2(d) that as far as practicable, persons in the service of local government shall be subject to the effective control of local authorities. The same article mentions measures for (i) capacity-building (ii) a sound financial base and (iii) participation for effective job performance of local authorities in justifying the transfer of functions, powers, responsibilities and resources from the centre to local government units.

Serene Environment for Graduate Studies

23 March, 2020
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Local Governance and Decentralisation

23 March, 2020
The impact of decentralization on local governance in Ghana since the implementation of reforms in 1988 started by Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) for substantial realignment of functions between central government sector ministries and decentralized bodies was highlighted. A democratic government was imposed to overcome the inadequate impact of decentralization on local governance in its Comprehensive Decentralization Policy Framework, a three-phased implementation structure. The constitution of Ghana included the objectives of decentralization under the National Decentralization Action Plan (NDAP) quoting the promotion of popular participation, by enhancing the efficiency of the entire government's machinery. District Authorities (DA) play a vital…

2022/23 Graduate Programmes Admissions: Apply Now!

23 March, 2020
Admissions are now open into our graduate programmes including MSc. Environmental Science, Policy and Management, MSc. Local Economic Development, MSc. Public Financial Management and M.A Local Economic Development. Click and apply Online
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