Dr. Callistus Mahama (out-going Head of Local Government Service) has officially handed over to Dr. Nana Ato Arthur as the new Head of the Local Government Service during a brief ceremony at the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS).
The brief ceremony was witnessed by the Chief Director of the OHLGS, Mr. Joseph M. Dasanah and members of Dr. Arthur’s delegation.
Dr Nana Ato Arthur is a former Member of Parliament for Komenda Edina Eguafo Airem (KEEA) in the Central region.
Dr Ato Arthur is Development Engineer and Local Government Expert.
According to him, his main objective is to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of MMDAs, ensure that the proper fundamentals are in place to ensure smooth elections, position MMDAs strategically for the implementation of the 'One district one Factory program', help empower MMDAs on best practices in Development planning Management and ensure greater revenue through workable ICT Units in MMDAs
He holds a PhD in Development Studies from University of Bonn, Germany. 2009-2012, M.Sc. in Development Planning and Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana 1996-1997 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Regional Planning and Management, September, 1995- July, 1996 in Dortmund, Germany.
He also has a BSc.(Hons.) Agricultural Engineering, South China Agricultural University ,Guangzhou, China . 1985-1989, an Advanced Level Certificate from St. Augustine's College, Cape Coast. 1981-1983 and Ordinary level Certificate from Fijai Secondary School, Sekondi Ghana.From 1976 – 1981.
He was the leader of the Presidential Transition Subcommittee for Transition Activities on selected RCCs and MMDAs and covered Central, Western, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo.
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